Really Nice Yarn.
Comfy Knitting Chair.
Uninterrupted Knitting Time.
The ability to Knit without looking at my work.
Now I've had people tell me that I knit quickly, but they've all been under the age of 12. So in my mind, it doesn't count. You may say that I'll never be able to knit as quickly as I want because, let's face it, I am human, after all. You would be quite right to say this. But I think that because I put myself into the slow knitters category, it is the reason for so many UFOs.
Here I am, knitting away on a gorgeous sweater. But wait....this is taking FOREVER to finish. I am so slow, I'll never get it done. Better start a new project. So here it is...am I a slow knitter or am I fickle and easily get bored? Hmmmmmm good question.
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee aka the Yarn Harlot said, in a recent interview, that knitting should come from your entertainment budget and not the clothing budget. If this be the case, I really get a bang for my buck with yarn.
I know what you are thinking.....It is the journey and not the destination. While this may be true, I am being kept awake at night by the scary screaming of current UFOs. I won't even get into telling you about the voices in my head from the UFOs that were discarded long ago.
(With humble apologies to Simon&Garfunkel)
Slow down, you knit too fast, you've got to make the sweater lastYes, this is me, going mental on you all.
Just knittin' down the raglan sleeves, lookin' for an end and feelin' woolly
Hello knitter, what's cha knowing, I've come to watch your sweater growin'
Ain't cha got no FOs for me, do-it-do-do, feelin' woolly
I've got no end in sight, no deadlines to keep
I'm tired and frustrated and ready to weep
And now this #$%^$##$ needle has dropped all its stitches on me
Yarn I love you, all is woolly.
But from the happy, feel good file, I am making progress on my Jane Ellison sweater. AND I've even finished something recently (you'll never guess what) but like the idiot I am, I bought it to work and left it there, without photographing it first. Never mind that, here's the sweater.
Until next time
Yours in Yarn,