Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Jousting with Knitting Needles



It looked for a while as though the circular needle was going to win.  I need absolute silence in order to count out stitches for the pattern. And absolute silence has been in short supply around here [see last post.]  So, if you must breathe, please do so as quietly as possible......After a few rounds, before the pattern was well enough established, I made several mistakes which meant I had to un-knit in a backwards direction, always a barrel of laughs [growl]. Because I am not my mother, who, when she made a mistake, would unceremoniously pull the work off the needles and rip it back to the source ...Ouch!

 I had to  dispense with the circular needle, at least temporarily, and toil onwards [but first backwards] with a set of double pointeds. I have decided I'm not going into the business of making baby hats.

Someone at work recently became a grandpa for the first time. I wanted to make a little gift for the baby, something that I could whip up in a couple of hours; something that wouldn't take a bundle of nervous energy. So much for that idea! But I'm on a roll now. The Bean left early to decide who should be our next president, and thence to classes, so silence reigns. The cat is around here somewhere, snoozing and breathing very quietly. It is drizzling outside, but quietly. Ideal weather to curl up inside with a good book, or in my case, with some needles and yarn.  Fingers crossed......

Much later: I did it! But I'm not sure it was worth the bother. I think I'll stick to quilting.

5 comments:

The Elephant's Child said...

If that is the hat - I think you should bother. It is beautiful and it would be a very churlish parent or grandparent who thought otherwise.

Thimbleanna said...

Very cute hat Miss Molly! It sounds like you knit like me -- I have to unknit -- when I rip out, I lose stitches. I just started an afghan which is to be knit in panels, but since I HATE sewing knitting together, I'm knitting it on one big circular needle. (But I'm not joining the ends -- that would make a tube LOL.)

Sorry about the Bean and his heartbreak -- we've dealt with that this year too and it's no fun!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

( I thought for a moment that this was a photo of Bean and how young he looked to be weight-lifting , let alone have a broken heart .)
Your hat is lovely and is bound to be very welcome . The whole circular needle thing is beyond me ... I can hardly manage a pair of regular ones , so take my hat (not knitted) off to you !

Secret Agent Woman said...

It's a very cute hat. But the baby looks a little plastic.

The Rogue One said...

HEY! That's my doll!