Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Loss for Words

Do you realize how hard it is to be a knitwear designer and a blogger at the same time? It seems for me it's nearly impossible. I think, Oh I want to talk about... no can't talk about that one. Hummmm, how about, nope. Not that one either. sigh.

I want to blog and I'm trying to come up with a plan to keep up with it while venture out and design too.

My latest non-designing project is the Citron. Since I've finished two other projects. Don't start. I plan to blog those very soon. I hope. I've picked up the Citron and started away and then realized that I don't remember which repeat I was on and I think I made a critical mistake. Some how I ended up with 25 more stitches then what the pattern claims I should have.

You see this is where I say to my self. Hey Self, you have a mistake, you know you do. Are you going to rip back to the life line and start again?

But the big question isn't if I should rip back, it's more Do you even what to knit this damn thing anyway. To be honest, I'm a bit bored with it. Plus, my urges these days are leaning towards warm woollies verses lacy-airy-don't-help-keep-you-warm things.


So fellow reader, do I rip back to life line and mark the pattern so I remember where to jump start when I do want to knit this thing, or rip it all together and plan to use the yarn a more intricate pattern?


In other news, Miss Mac has successfully picked a pumpkin and looking forward to this weekends activities where she plans to go trick-or-treating as Queen Victoria.

Our home has also changed in dynamics recently with my Father-In-Law living with us. His medical issues have been of such that he needs to be near someone at all times and our house fits best for him. Family takes care of family and we wouldn't have it any other way, but to say this puts a bit of stress onto our daily lives is an understatement. Thank goodness I have my knitting;)


mamayaga said...

I made 3- 1 for me and 2 for my DDs. I don't want to hear about another Citron ever. It's a goot patern and shawls are beautiful.
But you were asking yourself (or us) TO FINISH OR NOT, my suggestions is rip it and use the yarn for something else.
Happy knitting

Anonymous said...

Hugs and support for your new living arrangement. As for asking what to do about the Citron... we all know what you are going to do. It is the only thing predictable about wonderful you.

Heather J said...

Why dont you just stash it away if you are unsure, and come back to it later. There might be a way to fix it without riping back. I am knitting my second one now. Yes its a VERY tedious knit, but sometimes thats nice. Stash it away for when you want a mindless knit and are eager for summer to come. You can decide to frog or fix then. Cast on a pretty hat or gloves and forget about it.