Thursday, February 21, 2013


I deal with problems in the worst possible way: I ignore them. I procrastinate. I pretend they never happened. You can imagine what kinds of disasters this causes in my personal life, but in my knitting it has never caused a problem.

I live happily among scores of abandoned knitting projects and they never judge me for abandoning them. Never do I receive a late fee for not frogging that sweater I swore I'd frog, and never do I get a second notice phone call saying, "Did you forget entirely about that sock with the funky cable?"

Knitting is great- it stays in the same state of completion until you're ready to assess the situation and deal with your problems. You may have noticed that I haven't posted in a while. The reason, dear readers, is simple: I had a problem with my current WIP. And working full time means I actually only have 1 (one) work in progress (for me, this is amazing miracle news) so it having a problem means I had absolutely nothing to tell you guys.

Except that I'm making stitch markers. But they're not done yet so Shhhh.

So the sweater.

The first sleeve is done. I finished the first sleeve, put the needle on for the second sleeve, assured myself that it was HORRIBLE and it wasn't working out at all and then put it in a basket for weeks while I lamented over the disaster I had created.

Do you know what I was freaking out over?

The sleeve.
I was utterly convinced that the body was extra fitted and the sleeve was glaringly, obviously oversized. I was also "sure" that the body was too short and I was going to have to snip a stitch and work downward at least one more cable repeat.

Well I tried it on today and um.... I made a mountain out of a mole hill. All in all, it's fine. I might go back and lengthen the sleeve another half inch or so, but other than that it's really fine.

I don't know why I freak out like that, but I'm glad knitting doesn't brew in it's basket and get worse and worse like everything else seems to.

In other news, I'm super excited because STITCHES WEST!!!
I can't even explain my excitement. Last year I went with some friends but this year I'm hoping I can go all by myself so I can wander all I like and go home when I'm tired. I'm still not sure if I'm going Saturday or Sunday. Seems like all the Tiny Owl Knits posse is going on Saturday so I suppose I'll try to meet up with some of them. And you know what I'm most excited about? Casting on something new to work on while I'm there! The only thing I'm not happy about, as far as driving there myself? Can't knit on the way. Boo....

Anyways. Quick update. Happy knitting!


  1. The sweater looks great! If you really must, can't you make the sleeves longer by blocking? And hey I'm excited about Stitches West too. Will be going it alone tomorrow though.

  2. It really looks wonderful, and I'm loving that color! I always have to remind myself to just put the knitting down and stop over-thinking it when I'm frustrated.
    And yay, Stitches! Do you do classes or any of the events? I went to Stitches South Market last year with a few friends, and we had a wonderful time just browsing and looking at all the stuff!

    1. Just the Market this time. I want to try out the quivit at the yarn tasting booth ^_^

  3. You know, you're quite a fast knitter. Have you ever thought about taking in 1 or 2 orders for sweaters? Your's usually turn out very pretty.

  4. It looks awesome so far. I do that with problems too, sometimes. The mind is a crazy thing.


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