Monday, December 27, 2010
No stockings this year either
Frankly, I suck at knitting. My mother is good at it and would like me to take it up - but it´s so FRUSTRATING. If I start out with 20 stitches, inside of 10 rows I can end up with 30 or perhaps 15, both have happened - and have no idea how I do it. You wouldn´t think such a repetitive activity as knitting and purling would be so irritatingly complicated.
I started this little exercise last summer visiting my Mom. Basic little knitting and purling, and really, the 5 x 5 alternating blocks of stitches and rows produce a really interesting basketweave pattern. Haven´t touched it since, but when I knitted a few rows the other day - I once again dropped or added a stitch and now I´ve had to rip out what I added (and more), and I can´t even get it back on the damned needles.
For me, the more I think about it, knitting becomes horribly like 3 dimensional math.
I just want to be able to knit warm, fuzzy socks.
Well, warm, fuzzy socks and slouchy hats. Socks, hats, scarves, mittens and gloves.
And someday, in my heart of hearts, one of these.
Since I seem to tend to drop stitches, maybe I´m a natural.