I am making a Gauzy Gathers Scarf with yarn I won in a blog giveaway by the designer, Jorth!
It's insanely fiddly. I have to worry about 42 loops!!! With crochet there is only one loop to worry about. So the margin for error is insane. I'm having problems with tension, the scarf spins around the needle like I don't know what.
I made one mistake so far. I had 43 loops at one stage. I knit that sucker together with another stitch. I haven't dropeed any stitches yet. touch wood. I'm pretty sure my problems do not stem from my choice of pattern, I think it's a fairly basic combination of stitches. Perhaps this yarn is difficulat to work with? I like the fuzziness of it. And my scarf is only going to weigh 25g! That's pretty spiff.
I have no idea how anyone can find knitting easy, speedy, or enjoyable. I've attempted knitting before, but I never got past garter stitch. However, I thought now I am much older and wiser, and have become much more knowledgeable in the ways of yarn, surely there is a knitter inside me. I am beginning to question that assumption. Plus I really want to make a Doctor Who scarf.
It wasn't like this with the hook. Within a couple of days of picking up the hook I was whipping up grannies quick as a flash. I never felt this anxiety or annoyance or frustration when learning to crochet. This is a hard slog and if I don't feel better by the end of the scarf, the needles can get bent. Literally. I will bend them.
Me and kntting, we just dont gel.
Anyways, I finally finished the third installment of A Song of Ice and Fire during the week, so now I am treating myself by re-reading the first installment of Skulduggery Pleasant.
|Random internet picture for your enjoyment. A Storm of Swords! (via)|
|I just like skeletons, OK?|
Stephanie Edgley: Mr Pleasant, you're a skeleton.
Skulduggery Pleasant: Ah, yes, back to the crux of the matter. Yes. I am, as you say, a skeleton. I have been one for a few years now.
Stephanie Edgley: Am I going mad?
Skulduggery Pleasant: I hope not.
Stephanie Edgley: So you're real? You actually exist?
Skulduggery Pleasant:: Presumably.
Stephanie Edgley: You mean you're not sure if you exist or not?
Skulduggery Pleasant: I'm fairly certain. I mean, I could be wrong, I could be some ghastly hllucination, a figment of my imagination.
Stephanie Edgley: You might be a figment of your own imagination?
Skulduggery Pleasant:: Stranger things have happened. And do, with alarming regularity.
As per usual, more WIPs at Tami's Amis, and yarn along at Small Things.