I’ve finished knitting my spirogyra gloves yesterday and they’re sitting in front of the fan getting blocked. The cold, wet weather is slowing down the drying process. I want to wear them!
Anyway, last night I pulled out my semi-finished cat pillow that I’ve been knitting since last November (I think). It’s my own design and since then, I’ve thought of better ways of knitting it. I found the current pattern terribly boring and repetitive. So low and behold, I frogged it – all of it. I unravelled the entire project and all the yarn is now stored away in my stash basket. It was emotionally hard to do but I feel liberated now!
Now, I’m ready for a project. I thought I’ll do something simple and decided on the pocketbook slippers. Today I turned the tv off, started knitting and for the first time, listened to knitting podcasts. Yes, you heard me. Knitting podcasts. I know, I’m a geek. I listened to Brenda Dayne‘s and Kelley‘s podcasts. I think I’ve found my new favourite thing. I was in flow!
So I’m happily knitting my slippers and I’m almost finished one of them and then, I’ve realised I misunderstood the pattern! Since I was almost finished I thought I might as well finish it and see what happens. Well, the slipper won’t fit. I have small feet but the holes are pretty dang small!
I showed it to Richard. We laughed. Then I showed it to Ifa. She said she would LOVE the slipper on her head as a beret! Oh, she looked like a French star! And to finish the look, she had to have a cape. So Richard put a cape (aka crochet bed) on her and she was ready for her big debut! She asked for a cigi to finish the look but I had to draw the line there. Doesn’t she look divine?
P.S. Yes, she is half-asleep on my belt and next to the very warm laptop fan.