Friday, June 11, 2010
Needles, Paper, Granite, Rock & Cake.
Now I have always said " I love change" and I know there are a lot of people out there that hate change or scared of it. If things are not changing I get scared, believe me. Life is not happening without some change. Take my knitting...I start out calm and content and a little excited about getting the garment started...then I get really excited about finishing it, so the heat is on and I can do nothing else...and as things start to turn out alright, I am on to something else, I need the change as far as that goes, and some don't even get made up ( nudge, nudge, wink, wink). When I finish a successful project ( and I have had many) I am ready to move on...without any compliment or fuss. So I am now aware of this and need to think this through so that I am managing what I start through to the finish (or maybe not) and also need to stand back and compliment myself on the finished project...or scold myself for not finishing or doing as well as I could. I think this thought process will help me finish up the knitting items. With that said I am now looking at all the yarn I have bought over the years...because I loved the colour, the texture or just the price ( what a bargain sitting in the box). It is all a work in progress.
In saying that, it has been a wee bit frustrating. I have taken the little blue Guernsey sweater and am sorting out the second sleeve. This was completed and I ripped it out as I thought it was too small looking for the garment and maybe I had made a mistake in the size. It is coming along and once I get back into the swing of it (counting rows and getting the rhythm of the pattern, then I will be OK). I told you I was a multi tasker didn't I , well that is a problem as I also try to read/ or watch T.V. when I am doing this and then I have to drag it out a few times before I learn that I need full concentration on the subject at hand. I met with my
knitting instructor on last week...we speak the same "knit" language and it is always good to have a friend that has similar/ same interests. I took finishing lessons from Margaret ( yes, same first name, how cool is that- Hi Margaret, Hi Margaret) some years ago and I was so impressed with her knowledge on the subject and most of all her patience and good nature with her students. When I ran into a bit of trouble with the little "brambling" jacket and the set-in sleeve I finally gave in and sought out some help with it this past winter...well I called the store where she was the instructor and low and behold when I showed up for the session there she was. The store was closing down in March or thereabouts so even though we are some distance apart we agreed to meet and carry on from there. Where will this take us? Maybe all my knitting projects will be completed in good time with Margaret's encouragement and interest. She doesn't have to say a word...you just want to do good. she has taken it upon herself to search for the yarn I ran out of and know good yarn stores in and around the Toronto area...I feel like I have been cloned somewhat...though Margaret is a fabulous cook as well and a photographer...she is working on how to get her pics from the old slides to CD's...or find a projector that works would be fine too. I will look forward to seeing what she sees when she looks through a lens.