Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Pride

So there has been quite some knitting pride round here the last few days - and we all know what pride comes before don't we - yep a knitting numpty moment.

Firstly I was proud of my dedication to the shapely tank this weekend - no sneaky casting on of additional projects and I got on to the back on Sunday. Luckily knitting numptydom did not strike here (though I am little concerned it may be snug - we'll have to see what blocking brings I think).

Then last night, feeling like a little side project couldn't do any harm when I was making such good progress, I thought I'd do the socks that Susan is revealing one step at a time.

With the time difference I got Sunday's post last night, so I got the yarn I wanted to use, the Sirdar Bonus Flash which I had a swatch of knit on 4.5mm needles. I measured my swatch and figured out I should try 4mm needles to get the right gauge and for an extra dose of 'I'm so proud of myself' thought I'd knit a quick swatch to be sure; I had a little bundle of the yarn that was just crying out to be put to a good use. Off I went admiring my increased speed as I went, chatting away to the 1TB and discussing the difference between English style and Continental style and even worked out how to do some Continental knit stitches in the middle. Ooh yes I was proud - see how I actually get how the stitches work now, no more blindly sticking the needle in for me - see how my fingers fly - see how I swatch for my projects - see me KNIT - see how I measure the last of the little yarn bundle to see if I can do another row - see how I get my final row out and see how I ran out of yarn to cast off...

Let's hope I don't get too proud during these socks! Off to do the cuff now.

7 comments:

Marianne said...

Oh my gosh, I choked at that last sentence.....hey, it doesn't matter how long we've been knitting, seriously...but really, it's all good!

Seahorse said...

Argh! Lol! I've been there and done that too!

Piglottie said...

Too funny (not laughing at you, but with you!). Have been there before - great post!

Artis-Anne said...

Oh dear :) poor you, but I had too laugh at your postso funny . We've all been there and will be again. Take heart and get them pins out again :)

Charity said...

Thanks for the giggle - I think we've all been there! :0) I've been admiring Susan's pattern, too. Hmmmm, what would one more WIP hurt?

dreamcatcher said...

Oh no, I think we've all done something like that!

acrylik said...

Agggh!! It's something we've all done, but it's still awful when it happens!

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