I have bad news. I’ve come to realize over the last few years, that there are two things about my knitting that make it interesting to others.
1. I knit sort of fast, and a lot – and when it comes to knitting projects, I have the attention span of an infant gerbil. This means that even if you don’t want to look at what I’m knitting, it will be over soon and I’ll be on to something else – alarmingly, whether I finish it or not. (Someday, someone is going to add up all the projects that came to nothing and present me with a really horrible list.)
2. I am not a really, really clever knitter, and I am compelled to be honest about it because I know that’s how it goes for (almost) everybody. (I say “almost” because I freely admit that there are some knit bloggers out there who never seem to screw up, and simply knit smartly through astonishingly accomplished knits without even once having to do the cast on edge 14 times. I don’t know how they do it. In my heart of hearts I like to believe that they are screwing up as often as I am, and just not admitting it – but I know that’s probably just what I like to tell myself while I’m fixing my 16th miscrossed cable.) I screw up, and don’t take myself seriously enough to miss the fact that my screw-ups are entertaining for others who have also been victims of their own intellects from time to time. Really, how much fun would this blog be if every entry read “I knit a hat. It went well.”
For these reasons, what I am about to tell you about my new project is very, very bad news.
It is garter stitch. It is simple. It goes on forever, and I have to do it and not much else for some time. As it is garter stitch squares and rectangles, I regret to inform you that the chances that I am going to make an entertaining mistake are very slim. (Although, if I do screw it up, I suppose that will take me into a whole new and lower realm of mistake making that – while it will shake me to my very core, will likely be pretty fun to watch. Again, I repeat that I truly believe that the odds on this happening are just about zip. With this move, I have pretty much wiped out any chance that I will either move on to another project anytime soon, that this will finish anytime soon, or that I will entertain you in any way.
You have my regrets.
In other, more interesting news, Claudia is at it again, in her usual indomitable style, riding to support MS research. Maybe go see if her efforts are your style? Good prizes, big fun.