I’m sorry to do this to you. Or, because I know there is a small but sincere faction out there that adores this kind of weather: here you go! Kelly Rippa calls this Harry Potter weather. I call it, better focus inward, Kathy B. Okay I found this forlorn sock in a bag the other day. This is proof that :
a) I do not always finish a project even though in my knit brain I claim I am monogamous. Okay, 99.9 % of the time I stick with one project until it is done.
b) I am capable of knitting many many many many stitches in stockinette in the round in pretty good form AND, and here’s the key, I can pick up a dropped stitch independently and most importantly without tears. Wow, how’s that for a run on sentence?
This brings me to my current concern. The sweater I am knitting, (and I really am knitting a sweater, ) involves several to many garter panels with icord edges. It asks for provisional cast ons. The only thing that gives me pain, is garter.
I am very critical of my garter. My stitches are not as even in garter. I simply cannot pick up a dropped garter without a small panic attack.
So what’s my deal, friends? I am going to my new knit group this afternoon. I am afraid I’ll blush when I bring out my first 2 panels because they are not perfect.
I am truly truly hoping I will be encouraged to carry on. Because, my bloggy knit pal therapy support group friends, I ain’t starting over . I love the yarn, I love the pattern so far and I have two large stockinette sections ahead of me.
I knit up a small section of garter in biggy yarn in hopes the leader will show me a better way to pick up a dropped garter stitch.
Finally, on a sweet note, we visited the animal shelter in our new area. It is brand new after a major capital campaign. The cat rooms are cage free. They are spotless. I would have loved to take a black kitty home, but 4s my limit. I was just there to take a look see. I may end up there after my term is over at my old shelter in Illinois soon.
This shelter has a resale shop that is 5 minutes from my home. I have no retail experience besides being a Mcdonald’s worker in the 70s but they seem open to my inquiries. So that’s another option.
Anyhow I was impressed with this beautiful facility. It made a gray day, very bright for me.
Does garter give you the willies?????