Monday, June 18, 2007

To be warm

So the wrap that I was making for the office is finished. I like how it turned out, but I don't so much like how I look in the picture:

For some reason, I never, ever, ever look good in pictures. The one for the staff info pages at work makes me look demented -- some sort of mad lady scientist. I really hope I don't look like that running around in the wild.

In other self-pity: I read a couple other knitting blogs (knitting is my obsession, after all), and they all seem to get so much more done than I do. I know they aren't knitting any more than me, since on the weekends I'm pretty much knitting constantly, so what is it they do? That wrap was mindless knitting. In the round, so very little purling, simple cable pattern, worsted weight yarn. It took me all weekend. For someone like Wendy, fingering-weight socks seem to take about 3 days of transit knitting, but I've been working on those socks for Orion now for two weeks! What gives?!

As someone in my LYS once told me, knitting is not a race. I think that's easy to say when you are probably faster than the person you're saying it to. ;-)


Jennifer said...

I very much agree about the pace of knitting. I do seem so much slower than what I would think of as 'pro' knitters BUT if you find a knitting circle you will see that you are probably above average of what most people with jobs, tv, kids, and other lives are. You knit up things at a great pace. I tend to love the knitting and hate the finishing so it takes a looong time to get any of the projects I start to the completed stage.

Anonymous said...

I came to your blog to marvel again at what a prolific knitter you are and find that you worry you're slow?! Take it from someone who only manages to finish dishtowels (20 currently in stock): you're amazing. By the way, send me your address so I can mail you a housewarming present - you'll never guess what!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I messed up. Send address to Courtney Kobet. E-mail her, too. It will make her happy.

Jennifer said...

I realize this is completely off the subject of your blog, but what are your thoughts on putting the keyboard of a computer in the dishwasher?

Jennifer said...

I don't know if you have seen this, Interweave Knits now has a blog.
I only mention it because it has lots of free patterns in it.