Wednesday, June 9, 2010

From now on, my name shall be Knitter!

I'm really doing it!!!  I started a soaker and although I ran out of wool, I'm still almost finished!!!

 I didn't even know that this pattern created this pretty little border!  I'm SO happy with it!

It's definitely not perfect, though.  Look at this mess.

Um.  Oops.  I don't know what I did to create that huge hole but there it is.  It's right in the front of the soaker and makes me sad to see it.  I think it'll be easy enough to fix though. 

Besides this project that I've had to put down so I can order more wool, I started a new one last night.  It's just a hat but I'm doing a good job with it, too and that's such a big deal to me!  I can't believe that after all this time, knitting is FINALLY clicking!  FINALLY!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Wool Soaker...GULP.

I'm going to try knitting again.  I get so frustrated and I say I'm going to quit but I can't!  I just can't quit!  It's like gateway crafting!  MUST KNIT!  MUST MAKE IT WORK.  MUST MAKE PRETTY THINGS.  At least if I continue the knitting, it won't destroy my family and sadden my parents like, ya know, cocaine or something.  I'm having trouble figuring out which cast-on method to use and how a knit pattern comes together.  Crocheting is just so easy to me and the patterns are a second language!  Knitting is just...  GAH!  SO FRUSTRATING!  I hate starting something and then getting so upset at the stupid thing that I unravel the whole thing and put it away.  I need to start something and actually finish it.  I'm going to start a soaker today so I'll be around to update on how it's going.  Cross your fingers for me.  Say some prayers.   Wish me luck.