Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Claiming Success Where I Can

I hit a problem with the new perennial bed, namely clay soil. I'm not ready to talk more about that yet. I'm trying to convince myself that the defeat is temporary. Let's look at something else, shall we?

I've started knitting a few presents. I will have photos of other projects eventually, but I do have a picture of some fingerless gloves I'm working on.

Fallberry Mitts (mine ravelled here)
knit in Knitpicks Stroll Sport in Rainforest Heather colorway

The first one took two days to knit. Very, very fast.

I've done something I rarely do in knitting: I quit midproject to start something else. That makes me a little twitchy, but when I finished the first Garden Gate sock, I decided I couldn't bear starting the second just yet. It isn't that it's a terrible pattern. In fact, it's a very good pattern. It's just that it's very fussy. Looking at it, it should be clear that the pattern is going to take some work. It takes enough concentration that I decided a break was in order. I don't want knitting to feel like a chore.

And in the meantime, I get a present knitted.


  1. Oooo. That mitt is lovely... nice and fussy, but regular enough to not give you a headache. And the socks are going to be beautiful. Little by little!

  2. I love your mitt! Its a beautiful color. Im sorry about the clay. Its very frustrating to work with