Monday, March 30, 2009

Potential

I really enjoy the moments before and when I have first started a new project in large part because of the potential of the knit. It's the anticipation of something wonderful, as yet untainted by human frailty! Francis Revisited has so much promise, I hope the simplicity of it means that I can live up to my own expectations.

As you may remember this smug overachiever swatched aeons ago for this (which has been the next project for far too long), though my halo slipped a little as I didn't recalculate the maths to allow for my different row gauge ahead of time. There is only one place in the pattern that seems to be dependant on the number of rows knit rather than just measurements so it was really not the most onerous task to adjust it, but I still owe thanks to the beloved and Mrs Lurker for their assistance. Now it should just be onwards with simple stocking stitch in the round, dreaming of its potential.

10 comments:

Rose Red said...

I have so much potential in my stash, it's not funny!! You are right though, new projects are so exciting.

Lin said...

Its great isn't it! I am just about to start something new too!

Charity said...

I think you're right - it's all about the potential! It's like that for me when I buy yarn, too. :o)

Rachel said...

Your first couple sentences so well explain the excitement of starting something new!

And I have to admit to you...I did a swatch yesterday. Seriously. And of course I'm expecting that the swatch will lie and it won't turn out so I'm pretty sure my attitude defeats the point of the swatch in the first place. :)

Bells said...

oh yes, that delicious time where it's all possible! Love it and I adore that montage of photos.

dreamcatcher said...

Francis looks like a lovely sweater. I do love the anticipation of new projects, and just going with whatever you fancy making at that point :-)

PrincessPea said...

I love that moment too. For me, it's when the perfect knitted item is, in my imagination draped over my perfect body, and the body/knitting combo makes all around me swoon with delight. It doesn't take long for reality to reassert itself, but I enjoy the moment while it lasts!

raining sheep said...

Such a pretty compilation. I love starting something new; fresh yarn being placed on the needles. Yum.

two hippos said...

I do love starting a new project, its the sewing up at the end I don't like too much.

two hippos said...

I do love starting a new project, its the sewing up at the end I don't like too much.

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