Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Ravel-whatever you want to call it knitting

Just checking in here with my Ravel-whatever you want to call it knitting. Isn't it silly that the name had to be changed, when it was with such pure intentions that this 'little' contest was devised to be in support of the games? I tell you, people really can get their nose out of joint at the wrong time, huh?

Ok, 'nuff said. Now that the class socks have been finished and put aside for 'eventual' weather that is other than sweltering, it's time to really dig in and get to work on this sweater. The first thing I needed to do was to get past the 'I'm not working with silk anymore' feeling on my hands. That was a biggie.

It's was a surprise to me because back when I bought the yarn in 2008, I thought it was such a great feeling in my hands! Guess I hadn't just been using the crock-o-dye at that point. (Ya think?) Anyway...Now that I've gotten my touch sensation readjusted to the Rustic wool, I'm ready to get to work today. Yesterday the sweater started feeling pretty good again to work on. However I did have to pull out one of the cables that I had twisted the wrong way while watching the girl's gymnastics competition. See? Have faith all you new knitters out there in your living rooms. Even those of us who have been knitting for more than 45 years still have to rip out and redo knitting mistakes. It doesn't take much to divert your attention at times and bingo-rip, rip, rip.

How's your knitting coming along? Are you participating with your favorite 5 rings of competition? I'll check in when there's more progress made. And maybe I'll have a new sweater to wear when it's time to put the wool socks back on, too.

Yes, I dream big.

happy knitting!

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