The Chronicles of a Brand New Knitter.....

Friday, March 31, 2006

I'm back....I promise!

I really do have a reasonable excuse this time.....REALLY. My MIL came to visit from Alaska. So, I got to spend countless hours entertaining her while my hubby worked the entire time! Let me tell ya, that was thoroughly appreciated.

So, now, I'm back and still fighting with knitting. Is it really possible to knit socks? Or have I just been fooled into thinking so? How will I ever figure out how to make a sweater when I can't figure out a little sock? I think that I may need to just give up and move on towards making something else. But, I'm afraid if I do, I'll never really try again....and I REALLY want to make socks!!! *sniff sniff* I have decided that I absolutely HATE the sock yarn that I bought. Yes, it was cheap for starting out, but I think that it's part of the reason why I'm having so many problems. Or atleast, that's where I'm placing the blame. I'm also toying around with ditching the DPNs and trying the Magic Loop method.....maybe I'll have more luck with that one. Here's to wishful thinking!

On the friend issue.......there's still no new people in my life. I SOOOO need some adult conversation around here! It's really rather sad, but hopefully it'll change soon enough. Maybe, I'll just go and sit in a LYS and stalk other knitters until they talk to me. I'll either make a new friend/mentor, or end up with a restraining order. Who knows?

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

They won't beat me!

no knit pics, but aren't they cute?

I swear I'm going to knit socks....even if it kills me (which it just might). I have started more socks than I thought humanly possible within the last couple of weeks and I still have nothing to show for it. I get a little further each time, but ultimately, I end up starting all over. Sock knitting is definitely not well suited for the perfectionist in me.

I've also decided that I really need to make some friends here in Utah. We moved here in November and the only person I know is my bestest friend and she's the reason we moved to begin with. So, my goal is to find some fantastic new people (hopefully some pro knitters) to add to my short list of friends. Anyone want to volunteer to be my friend? My southern accent is only mildly annoying, LOL.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Worst Blogger Ever!

Why do other people have so much to say on their blogs? I mean, I can read blogs all day long....if I could ignore my kids for that long! But when it comes to my own, I have nothing to really contribute.

In my defense, my absence was due (in part) to my computer meeting an untimely death! After we finally figured out that the problems were fatal, about 2 weeks, we ran right out to fill the void with a brand new replacement. I mean, we couldn't mourn forever, right? Then, the day after I got all of that settled, I thought that I would be back online and nothing could stop me. Well, I should've known better. Here I sat, all ready to break in my brand spanky new companion.....when what should happen? My internet was out, on and off for THREE days!!!! What have I done to deserve all this? Don't the computer gods know that my time online is the ONLY bit of sanity that I'm allowed in a house full of monkey kids?!?!

Anyway....vent done. I've actually been able to work on quite a bit of knitting while I was away from the computer. Although, I really have nothing to show for it. Being a perfectionist when learning to knit is really rather painful. I can't simply make a mistake and keep going. NOOOO....I have to rip out all of my work and start over! Maybe the next thing that I should "teach" myself is how to fix a mistake instead of crying everytime I see all my poor stitches disappearing. Gee...ya think? So, Robin, that picture of my Jaywalker progress has been slightly delayed....like say for a year or two, LOL. I decided to start all over with a very basic sock just too get some practice in before tackling those OH SO PRETTY socks. I'm about an inch from starting the heel and I dare not post a picture yet, for fear that it will only be a constant reminder of another late-night frogging session. So, keep your fingers crossed that I make it past the heel and you may finally get to see a picture, LOL.