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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Silent needles

I'm afraid I can't knit right now.

My boyfriend of six years broke up with me and I am unable to continue knitting as a result. It's odd - for him knitting has brought great comfort during a difficult time. But for me, it has given me too many memories and difficult times to face.

A tangle in a ball reminds me of how he'd patiently sit and unwind the ferocious knots that somehow find their way into my knitting, all the time cheekily berating me for making such a mess. I'd like to sit quietly and knit at the end of my sofa, but that reminds me of all the times I did that to escape the problems we had.

My Central Park Hoodie was supposed to keep me warm on our Valentine's Day trip to New York City, but I just cannot bring myself to finish it now. Besides, I am crap at picking up stitches for edgings - that was his job. It just needs finishing, but I can't do it.

I read such inspirational stories about how people knit through the greatest adversities. But I just can't. I don't seem to even be able to pick up the needles. It's hard to inspire yourself to make something beautiful if you feel so ugly inside.

So expect this place to be quiet for a little while.



Sunday, January 07, 2007

The end is night - woo hoo!



When you lay all the pieces out, it kinda resembles a sweater! This is one speedy knit. I could finish tonight if I wanted... and if I knew I had enough wool. I am not sure we're going to make it all the way - I might just bite the bullet and order a couple of extra balls for piece of mind.



There's definitely enough to reach the second shoulder - I am just being lazy.

Why has this gone so quickly? Because it has been the solo object of my affections. I haven't even entertained the idea of starting anything else. But right now, I might just break my resolve and cast on my Swallowtail Shawl. Or stop being a wuss and finish the side. Or maybe start a Pot...


Kelly [ 4:30 PM ]