Tuesday, June 30, 2009

WIP Wednesday- Frustration


One of Matteo's teachers told me the other day that her hands were constantly cold and I've been wanting to knit toasties for some time now, so I figured this would be an excellent opportunity to learn how to knit using circular needles. I had some extra brown yarn I thought I'd use as practice.

I have to be honest... I hated it. I was using smaller needles than I'm used to and I felt all thumbs! I know I was probably tense and with more practice it'll flow more naturally, but it was oh-so-frustrating! My beloved scissor happy son, Matteo -of recent hairstyling fame- inadvertantly put me out of misery by cutting the yarn. I know I could just tie the darn yarn OR learn that thing you do when you reach the end of a skein, but I was so fed up that I have given up knitting for a spell (it'll be brief, I promise you, my ravelry kin)... AND have confiscated all sharp objects from the boys.

Matteo's birthday is coming up in 2 months, so hopefully my next check in will be happy sewing birthday prep!

5 comments:

Frontier Dreams (Nicole) said...

oh no! I have been there, too, my friend! I have found for me it works best to walk away for awhile and do something else, like you mentioned. sewing will be a good meditation for you for sure! i can't wait to see what you make!! i want to finish sewing k's surprise before the big move but i'm getting anxious it won't happen in time....

Frontier Dreams (Nicole) said...

psst i forgot to mention. speaking of ravelry i invited you to join a group i started on there ;)

Jen said...

No shame in taking a knitting hiatus. Tiny circular needles can be a challenge at first. Depending on the size of the project, you may find double-pointed needles easier to work with.

p.s. Have the boys been watching Edward Scissorhands lately? :)

jumbleberryjam said...

You are so brave to try! I'm terrified of circular needles :-). It was nice of Matteo to "help" you step away from them for a while ;-)

Andrea said...

oh knitting frustration is the worst. its good to switch gears and sew for a bit-or knit something really easy with BEAUTIFUL and inspiring yarn. whose has the cold hands? did you know Suzanne was a spinner many years ago? and ingrid does some kind of inkle weaving i think. good luck sewing!