Tuesday, May 20, 2008
In which the word "knit" is used in a blog post.
It's not that I've lost an interest in knitting. To the contrary, sitting down to knit sounds absolutely wonderful. It's that sitting down part that's the problem. All y'all mommy knitters out there are my new heroes, because five months in, I'm still having a hard time showering and brushing my teeth every day.
Here's what I need in a knitting project right now:
1. No cables or lace. Not that I would reject anything other than garter or stockinette, but charts are absolutely out of the question as I am still functioning on approximately half the sleep I used to get. I need to memorize the pattern fairly quickly.
2. No socks. I'm afraid I just don't have the sock love, despite the fact that they are great mindless knitting.
3. No baby blankets. I think it would take me a year or two to finish another baby blanket.
4. And because it will take me a long time to finish anything, the project should probably be small and/or relatively quick to knit.
5. I need to be able to stop quickly, in the middle of the row, without confusing myself when I come back to it. Did I mention how tired I am?
So it appears I am now the Picky Knitter. Any suggestions for this sorry excuse for a knitter? I mean, besides washcloths? Did I mention the picky-ness?
so ok, my oldest is 36 but I remember, and especially with the next two? I didn't get any knitting accomplished, and I am completely in awe of the young moms out there that manage to get any knitting done.
hmmmm, trying to think of something, how about the Noro ribbed scarf? You'll need a scarf for next winter.. you can also use the Boku (Plymouth) get two skeins of two different colourways, it's a k1p1 rib, do two rows with one colourway then the next two rows with the other colourway, on and on until you run out of yarn, cast on as many as you want, mine was 38 or 40... warning: if you were to do this for long periods of time it would suck the very life out of you, I know this for a fact, but just catching a few stitches here and there? might just work for you, they're seriously pretty. those scarves.
Good luck and don't be too hard on yourself--I didn't pick up knitting again until my sons were 2-1/2!
Just about a year since we met, hows about that.