Sunday, November 11, 2007

Reality Check

25 Squares? Did I say 25 Squares? OK, next time I will make a square first before I start shouting from the rooftops. :-) I am apparently suffering from a touch of slow knitteritis. Apparently it is a chronic condition that worsens when I have lots of projects to start. I'm not sure if it is treatable or not...but hopefully I can l live a full and happy life as I watch other knitters add to their FO lists with reckless abandon. I've heard that the only treatment is more yarn. So, if you want to help a worthy cause...

OK, enough silliness. I am truly trying to knit squares as quickly as I can, but the squares are taking me 2 - 3 hours a piece. I'm hoping that my speed increases, but I'll probably have 10 done by Saturday. I have to remind myself that I'm not doing this as a one shot deal. I'm hoping to contribute as long as the blanket project needs me. Believe it or not, one of the things that seems to be slowing me down is the acrylic yarn. It is so bouncy/sticky. I'm used to the bamboo yarn that just falls off the needles. This stuff grabs and won't let go!!!
After this first push of the project is done, I'm going to start my bobbin lace projects. I have the prettiest thread. I keep gazing at it., but eventually I have to find a home for it so that it doesn't get completely dusty before I use it!

1 comment:

Knitting Linguist said...

The squares look great! I hope they're falling off the needles a little more rapidly for you :) Thanks for the scary x-ray comment -- it's always good to hear that other people are dealing with this stuff with some grace and health! So far so good over here, but I'm trying to avoid jumping off any high buildings :)