Saturday, August 7, 2010


It's Saturday and it's raining.  I know that it's not happy for the campers but I'm not camping.  Our gardens need the rain and it's a reprieve from having to water.  It may also help to wash away the smoke from the forest fires.

It's a good day to stay inside and get some neglected chores done.  Or I could just to sit here and list all the reasons why I'll never be a knitting designer:

1. I only want to please myself.  My gd was less than impressed with this (unfinished) cardi for her.  Even when I told her it would have buttons on the points.  It's 'too small' because it has 3/4 sleeves and only comes to her waist.  I sort of knew her opinions before I started, too.  How slow a learner am I?  I also hope I'm over this point obsession.

2.  I'm too lazy to write down the pattern directions for stuff I think up. I had only limited success sharing my 'two-at-once baby socks with Deb because I couldn't remember my pattern.  If I'm going to teach anybody, I had better write it down.

3.  There's so many very nice patterns that others have designed that I want to knit.  This T-top  has taken forever because I was working on Project Yarnway designs.  I'm taking the summer off from that and trying to concentrate on finishing what I've started. 

 Not too many reasons but each one is a deal-breaker. 

Time to get some of those chores done now. 


Ginny said...

I love that last top, It's beautiful!! Perhaps you get too many things going at once? But all your color choices are just so lovely, I bet your house is beautiful inside because you have such a good eye for pretty colors.

Rose said...

I like the sweater for your gd, but I know how picky girls can be. And I really like the last sweater, lovely color. Hope you enjoyed the rainy day.

Rudee said...

I love the little pink cardi! Show your gd some fashion photos with just such a cardigan. That will change her mind!

Stephanie V said...

Ginny - my eye for pretty colors doesn't translate into good interior decoration. Not my thing at all. Of course, with enough yarn stashed around, it soon becomes the decor.

Rose - yes, it's a case of knowing what she likes, for sure.

Rudee - she's only 6 and we're trying to keep 'fashion' out of her life for a while. I think it's more about her definite sense of what is right.


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