On An UpswingPosted: July 11, 2005
Last week I hit a rather low point with my knitting. I think I was too invested in getting the Clapotis right, and I just let myself get much, much too frustrated with it. It was very unhealthy and it even affected my sleep because I insisted on staying up late to work on it. The lesson learned is that I need to make myself put a project down when I get too obsessed. It’s a hard thing to do (at least for me), but now that I finally let go, I am feeling sooooooooo much better. I plan to start knitting the Clapotis again in the future, just not right away. And the next time around, I’m going to put in lifelines before I start having troubles!
I needed a very easy project to recuperate from my Clapotis and Bolero problems, so on Thursday night I cast on for a double seed stitch scarf with Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. I actually knitted one about 6 months ago as one of my first knitting projects. I really like wearing that scarf so I decided to knit another one in pale blue. I haven’t decided yet whether I’ll keep this one or give it as a gift.
(I couldn’t manage to take a picture that reflected the true color, but trust me, the yarn really is pale blue.)
I’m about halfway done. Working on this quick knit has been very soothing. When I knit the first one, I remember getting bored with the pattern, and I actually put down the scarf for awhile. Now I think it’s the greatest! LOL! I guess it’s all about perspective. Twenty-four stitches per row certainly goes by a lot faster than 80 or 90 or 100 per row (like on the Clapotis)!