Friday, May 28, 2010

Free to knit

Man, passing my driving test just freed up 10+ hours a week for knitting. I could have my carrot cardi done in no time!

Except that I'm now incredibly attached to the Man Socks. Seriously people: treat yourself to some Felix sometime. The fabric I'm getting out of it is just indescribably soft, never mind the nylon that makes it strong. Man is going to love these socks even more than I am loving knitting them.

And of course, what I really have to do is finish knitting Mystery Project #2 - today I hope - and write up two patterns with charts - this weekend, even if it means not sleeping, which it probably will.

Which is not to say that I'm not still spotting things that would distract me from deadlines, like the Master Knitting Program offered by The Knitting Guild of America. Apparently the three courses involve a lot of swatching which some people don't enjoy... I quite like it, myself. And wouldn't it be nice just to know how to do a lot of stuff instead of learning it on the fly as needed and having to sort through reference books and websites hoping they have the answer and try to figure it out on a project that matters instead of just some swatch?

(Why yes, I am still aware that nobody gave me a copy of The Principles of Knitting for Christmas, or my birthday, or any other big milestone like, oh, I don't know, passing my driver's test. In good news, I hear that the near-mythical reprint is actually being edited now.)

But mostly I feel like I'm leaping and drifting over all of this from a nice height, like a milkweed seed on a perfect breeze, because I don't have to practise driving any more! and I never have to take another road test!

la la laaaa, la la ice cream.

1 comment:

misha said...

I'm looking forward to some time in July when I'll be able to experience that same feeling of having all the time in the world to do what I want. Thanks for the recommendation and the link :)