the giant knitting obsession

Once upon a time I was knitting a sweater, and then I had a disappointment, and finally I came to realize that this whole knitting in two colors in the round from the top was completely insane and probably impossible and I should stop. Just walk away from the pointy sticks. No more knitting stupid impossible sweaters.

But then during the plague I couldn’t help myself; a washcloth was not enough, I needed a KNITTING PROJECT. So I frogged the aborted sweater and started over.

This time it’s in manageable pieces, and I have a pattern to follow (Debbie Bliss’s fair isle cardigan in Vogue Knitting Holiday 2007). I am knitting in a different gauge but despite the reawakened frenzy I tried really hard not to just start. I did some calculations and it seems like the stitch count for the small size will turn out my size if knit at this gauge. (Please don’t quote me if I come back in tears.) Of course I’m still insisting on using the flower pattern instead of what the the designer suggested. I cannot follow a pattern to the letter. It’s a disease.

By the time I was well I had knit the right front, and I’m almost done with the back now.

The monster knitting obsession is back.

7 Responses to “the giant knitting obsession”

  1. Barb Says:

    …and it’s so pretty!!

  2. Marsha Says:

    If you need to feed a knitting obsession, I can’t hardly think of a pretty project. Those flowers are stunning. I look forward to seeing the finished project!

  3. gonzomama Says:

    lovely, lovely, lovely.

  4. Liza Says:

    That looks so nice! I have recently (since the weekend) been knitting a leg (you might not want to know this, but I think it is the first part of a full size body). No flowers, though.

  5. Ellen Says:

    I am not a knitter. I might be a wannabe knitter. yet, this project is so daunting that I am sending any fleeting knitting thoughts to the deepest part of my subconscious to stay there and be quiet a while longer…

  6. boodely Says:

    Come out, come out little fledgling Ellen knitter!

  7. Bo Says:

    That’s really beautiful—those flowers are so pretty and I love the colors. And I’m like you—I can’t follow a pattern to the letter. I just do “my own thing”. Sometimes that works for me but sometimes I have gigantic disasters, heh.

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