Wednesday, May 5, 2010
WIP Wednesday : Conquering my Fear
Lots of red yarn for a special gift
Ok not a serious fear but a knitting fear...
It's a beautiful knitting technique I have admired for a long time but it intimidated me. It just looks so time consuming and complicated, and well, following graphs is not one of my strong points. All of that said, I decided I needed to bite the bullet and just do it.
There was a pattern I had been eyeing for K for a long time, but it had cables, so I just pushed it to the back burner. But now it fits perfectly with other presents I planned on making for her birthday, so I couldn't hide from it any longer.
I had my trusty computer opened up to knittinghelp.com and sat down with my yarn, needles and that crazy looking cable needle. I watched the cabling video and was blown away by how easy it looked. Surely it couldn't really be that easy...Well,you can imagine my surprise when I started and bam it really was that easy! Oh my, I did it. Once I started I couldn't stop (which is a good thing because this pattern has more stitches than I am used to knitting with and may very well take me until September to finish), I am in love!
But alas my excitement got the best of me and I goofed up my cable on one side. I must have mixed up a couple of rows on my graph. *sigh* It's ok, though, it's all a learning experience, right? I am hoping to rip it out to that row and start back over today.
Now knowing just how simple cabling is, I am left wondering - What took me so long?!
*Sorry for the pics,(and the fur in all the pics - ah, life with 6 furry animals) my camera and I were fighting yesterday...*