Wednesday, December 06, 2006

I'd like to use a lifeline

I actually did a lot of knitting yesterday, but you can't tell.
Little Man slept for 3 hours and Princess B was just feeling lazy so we sat and knit and watched a movie and had a quiet day.
I knit the same part of the R2D2 hat 3 times yesterday, then it occurred to me--lifeline.

People talk about lifelines when knitting lace, but since I've never knit lace, I've never used one.
I thought it would be simple, just thread some yarn under part of the hat that is correct and then when I needed to frog back I'd be all set--so I did.
It worked for a bit, but when I went to pull it out to move it, it got tangled. Wouldn't you know it, as soon as I took it out I made a mistake.

I sat there for a minute and thought to myself. "Why do I even Knit in the first place? Apparently I'm not very good at it"
But, I trudge on.

I love knitting.
I won't give it up, it just seems like I ALWAYS have problems.
Knots in yarn, not enough yarn, wrong decreases, messes up the chart in the pattern, over felted, blah blah blah.
It goes on.

I have a little while to finish this hat, so I"ll just keep trudging on.

First snow pictures:
Little man loved the snow until he did a face plant and came up with a face-full.

Princess B LOVES to make snow angels and just plopped herself down.

We've just come back from some shopping and I am totally going to make these:
I bought some glass ornaments today half off and I have some funky yarn samples around from when my sister signed me up for the yarn a month thing. It's a great idea, but now I have about 30 little baggies with fun and funny yarns that are too small to do anything with.
Some of them I will keep, but you can only use so much eye-lash yarn.

I actually fixed my slippers today too.
Before, the little hole had become a big mess, but now it's all fixed and my toes are back in the slipper where they belong. (blogger doesn't like pictures of the slipper, so no picture)

I'm going now to get crafty.....


Kat with a K said...

Sorry about the hat! And yay, snow pictures!

Anonymous said...

That's what I was thinking of doing with the ornaments my husband's aunt made for the girls sat my LYS. Stuffing some fun scrap yarn in there. Don't know if I still want to though.