i just wanted to knit.
something straight forward and nearly mindless,
in stockinette stitch and a stashed bulky weight yarn.
but, the indian lake artisans needles that i wanted to use
were still in a hat that i’d started at vklive ny in january.
nothing, somedays it feels like
absolutely nothing, is a straight line in my life.
so, since the hat in classic elite yarns chateau was nearly done
i thought i’d just whip through the decreases lickety split
why didn’t i write down what i did as i went along?
huge designer no-no, unless you like to painstakingly stare at your knitting
trying to jump start your memory as you count
stitch by stitch to record what
you think that you probably did when you were knitting it in the first place
and thought that you’d never forget – so why write it down?
the thing is that it’s not that complicated of a hat,
i just didn’t want to take the time.
i wanted to be knitting with the richly red swan’s island bulky. deep sigh again.
i did, for the record, figure out how i’d knit the chateau hat.
i wrote it all down and i finished the decreases.
it felt good
to have accomplished something
that i’m really happy with. i know that i’ll wear a lot in the fall.
patience is a virtue. it’s true, especially when it doesn’t feel like it.
it’s probably most true then.