Sunday, May 24, 2009
feeling self-conscious about knitting
Whenever I travel back to Maryland to visit my family, I stop by a cute little shop in Funkstown, Maryland. Y2Knit. I always pick up some yarn or patterns. At Christmas I saw this reversible stripe scarf and I thought it would be a good challenge for me.
What I didn't realize was that it is essentially knitting two scarves at the same time. One side is vertical stripes and the other side horizontal. It took me forever to complete. I did learn new techniques, but I have to say its peculiarness was not worth the time.
Then I thought... hmmm... I have a little extra yarn so maybe I'll make a hat to match. Stopped by Northwest Wools in Multnomah and found a similar fiber. Set about knitting and realized that the colors didn't really match. So, I tear the hat apart and try to weave in the colors.
I'm not thrilled with it... so then I decided to try to make mittens... well, it's almost June... so, I've given up!
I made this scarf for a friend and tried to match a sweater she likes... I made it with the ends throughout the scarf... again, rip! and made it with the ends falling at the beginning and end of the row. It's fun but not what I imagined.
Okay, well, I adore this scarf. It is to go along with everyone's favorite ILG (I Look Good) Hat. Of course, I'm a little hesitant to give it to the recipient because I tried to be artsy and use a different shade on the ends.
Wow! Talk about self-conscious! It's a theme for me... whatever shall I do to overcome it?