Friday, November 24, 2006

Urgh.

I am stuck. This whole knitalong will be well over before I even find a pattern. I've found wristwarmer patterns that I like, only to find something horribly wrong about it (and I am not creative enough to fix what's wrong) or an instruction that I don't understand (and I am too stupid to figure it out)

Grr.

It figures that my attempts to Knit Blue are futile, much like my attempts to be a democrat in red state land

15 Comments:

At 4:33 AM, Blogger lobstah said...

Yeah, I hope this knitalong doesn't end too soon b/c I don't think I'll be able to start my blue project for another month or so!

 
At 4:49 AM, Blogger Helena said...

Know what you mean. I have a pair of blue socks OTN right now, but THE project I really want to do for this knitalong is a (very blue) saddle shouldered sweater. And I can't even think about starting that until I finish all my Christmas knitting. Yargh . . . !

 
At 10:30 AM, Blogger Marianne said...

Whoa! I've not heard of any kind of time limit....I'd say to all, not to fret yourselves...after all, we are who we are...
Emma? Is there some kind of time limit here? (one that I'm not aware of?)

 
At 3:18 PM, Blogger Emma said...

Don't get frustrated. There's no time limit. I think it owuld be awesome if we kept it up all the way to November 2008!

 
At 3:51 PM, Blogger mollieknits said...

What kind of wristwarmers are you looking for?

Or can we help you with the instructions?

 
At 6:30 PM, Blogger Kimmer said...

I'm with Emma, in that I'd like to see this continue at least until the '08 election, and possibly beyond. I'm still finishing up holiday projects and won't be starting my first "blue" project for a while, even though I got my Midsummer Night's yarn from Blue Moon (and gods, that picture does not do it justice; I'll see if I can get a better one). Once I get my Baghdad Blue yarn from Peace Fleece I'll probably start my cardigan, but my main effort will be in finishing up the jackets for my parents, then the blue shall fly :)

 
At 5:38 AM, Blogger Marianne said...

Emma, thank you and I think it's a splendid idea...2008...and beyond, eh, Kimmer? Surely by 2008 we'll have even more to celebrate and knit blue. Well, we'll be celebrating anyway, Bush will definitely be OUT.

 
At 5:40 AM, Blogger Marianne said...

The Fetching are very easy to make and just downright lovely...which ones have you been looking at? We are here to help and support...

 
At 2:09 PM, Blogger Tara said...

I just want something simple. No lace stitches, no cables, no ruffley goo. I would be annoyed working all day with something fussy on my hands. The pattern that I had decided on had something about waste yarn and the thumb and my eyes glazed over. I have decided on Voodoo from Knitty. Simple and Easy Squeasy. Yay!

 
At 7:23 PM, Blogger Kate A. said...

Voodoo is great - I've made those. I also like the wrist warmers in Melanie Falick's Weekend Knitting. They're knit sideways in garter stitch. Shaping is done with short rows, but that's a breeze in garter since holes don't show. :-) The thumb hole is done like a buttonhole.

 
At 5:21 AM, Blogger Marianne said...

Tara, seriously, be dauntless, I have found that if I take the pattern one step at a time...even that 'take some waste yarn' bit isn't hard, unglaze those eyes, just do what it says and you'll be amazed how simple it turns out to be...you live in Tulsa, right? What area of town? I'm down on the end of the Brookside area and would be happy to spend a bit of time with you to show you, if you'd like.

 
At 6:36 AM, Blogger mollieknits said...

Even socks are easy if you take the pattern one step at a time, even if you feel like it's coming out all wrong as you're knitting it!

Just keep following the pattern, and everything will come out a-ok in the end. :-)

 
At 6:42 PM, Blogger Tara said...

In my head I know that I can do the waste yarn/thumb gusset bit if I was at the point in the project that it need to be done. Does that make sense? Just reading it in a pattern makes it fuzzy and abstract. Like with sock instructions. I was lost reading the pattern at first, but then once I got started it came easily.

I'm still not sold on Voodoo. I think I'll have both patterns with me and when it comes the the thumb part I'll decide how I'm feeling.

also-- Marianne I'm in Broken Arrow

 
At 11:02 AM, Blogger Kate A. said...

Tara - I totally know what you mean. I've finally decided not to judge any knitting task from the instructions, because they always sound involved and counter-intuitive to me. Then, once you're there with yarn and needles in hand, half the time you've done what you need to do before you even realize it, because it's actually very logical. I think that's part of the fun of it for me - it makes me feel smart without actually involving work. :-)

 
At 2:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, I'm chomping at the bit to join y'all, and Emma has invited me, but I just can't figure out how to get it done because my blogger id is in the new "beta" (better? HA!) version....

Have any of you had experience with this? If so, I'd really appreciate a helping hand here

Thanks so much, and I'm looking forward to sharing!!

 

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