So yesterday I finished all of Grover’s pieces, the back, front left, front right and sleeves. Last night my husband thought I was crazy as I followed Bonne Marie’s blocking recommendation of laying the pieces on a damp towel and rolling it up. This morning, I carefully measured the pieces and laid them out on the carpet, just so. I wish I would be home tonight in time to seam it all together but I have to work until around 9 p.m. Oh well, they will still be waiting on me tommorow! I will sew them together, knit the hood and try to decide what method of fastening I should use. The pattern calls for a zipper, but I am very intimidated by that thought. I may just stick to the pattern to prove it to myself that I can do it.
In other news, I started a new project just to prove to myself that I can do it…I intended to take pictures but this will have to do for now. I started a sock. I bought the yarn months ago. I even started on one, but ripped it. My problem was working with wooden DPN’s. It was like knitting with toothpicks to me and I feared breaking them every moment of my knitting. It was stress. So, I bought some metal ones and I’ve started a sock. I’m about halfway down the leg right now. It’s a bit large for me, but we’ll see how it turns out. I’m not looking for perfection, just accomplishment and hopefully I can knit more from there.
I did a little knitting in public yesterday in a hospital. I had a booth set up there for work. I got a lot done and received a lot of comments. One lady said “it just looks so mindless”. Hmmm….knitting takes a lot of thinking to me, but I answered her with “yes, it becomes very methodical”. I decided to take it as a comliment, that I make it look easy. 🙂