i have been spending a lot of time lately, perusing ravelry and all it has to offer. my interest in knitting seems to come and go, and right now it is definitely a part of my everyday. juliet, the sweater i am knitting for myself, is still on the needles and almost complete. i am a little torn about it though. it is beautiful, but i very obviously made some mistakes early on in the lace pattern that i didn't catch until now (and i am only a couple inches from being done).
i know if i was a better knitter, i would rip it back and correct it. but i just can't. i am too eager to move on to some other projects.
i quickly completed these hats for the boys. the pattern was extremely simple, and i used a nice (but not spectacular yarn). i'm pretty happy with them.
during my recent knitting blitz, i have learned this....
1~ knitting is not an inexpensive craft.
2~ the yarn i like is not widely available, even in my local yarn shop. boo.
3~ if i make a mistake, i have no idea how to go back and correct it.
4~ i really need a knitting mentor that lives next door.
5~ if anyone decides to chat with me, i must put the needles down immediately (or stupid mistakes will occur and then i deal with point #3).
6~ as much patience as i have in everyday life, i have very little with myself when it comes to knitting and get so easily discouraged.
if you are a knitter and have any tips for me, please do share. or if you are looking to move, there are a few homes on my street for sale, too.