Sunday, January 13, 2019

Falling Together/Coming Apart

I've been easing into the new year. Historically I used to dislike January, because 1) the holidays were over (when there was anything for me to celebrate) and 2) I'd likely put myself on a diet of one sort or another on January 1 to atone for my sins of the previous month.

It's actually been many years since any of that was the case, nevertheless I still find I enter January each year with a bit of trepidation.

The reality, though, is that January is just like any other month to me at this point in my life. The only thing that's any different from one month to the next is the weather.

This is the sweater I'm currently working on, my first top-down knitted piece. It's a couple inches longer than shown here. I'm attempting to put at least an inch on every day...because the length from the armhole down will be about 20 inches...and even at that rate it'll take me most of the month just to get to the bottom. But who's counting the time invested...
...certainly not me, as this is the new state of the kimono I knit several months ago! After wearing it a few times, I realized I didn't like the way it fit, there were things I didn't like about the pattern design, and although I love the yarn, garter stitch did not show it off in its best light like stockinette stitch will. I'm looking forward to knitting it again, to my specifications this time. But the effort spent on it was not for naught, because it got me back into knitting again.

As the veils begin to part and more and more is revealed...this should be a very interesting year.



john said...

I haven't the foggiest idea how to knit but I sure love seeing what you accomplish. At least I know how to admire and I amazed at your skill. :-)

jacki long said...

You have a wonderful sense of color, Connie!
I've always loved the way you combine just the perfect things into magic.
I love how serene life is for you now, you surely deserve everything good.

jenclair said...

I really like the look of your top-down sweater, and I'm eager to see how the unraveled kimono turns itself into something new. :)

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I crochet like crazy. I taught myself when I was in my teens. I tried knitting because I like the look of knitted yarn so much better, but crochet just was so much easier for me. Now, It I think it would take too much time to learn how when I could be doing thinks I know and see the accomplishment immediately. I wish I had a friend to teach me to knit. I've tried classes but group settings don't work for me.

I like the sweater you are working on. Like the yarn in the balls that used to be a Kimono.

Here's to a great new year.
xx, Carol

Jan said...

Carol--here in the Santa Cruz area I believe shops will at least get you started one-on-one and be available for questions during "open knitting" sessions. good luck!

My knitting skills are minimal--I'm in awe of your projects, Connie.xxj

Carol Cohn said...

Your knitting is so impressive! I really love that yarn from the kimono. Find a stitch/garment that will show it off to its best advantage!

Happy New Year, Connie!

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