Since we are hunkered down at home, awaiting more rains from Hurricane Harvey, I have gotten quite a bit of knitting done. (We are fine. We may get a bit of water in the house, but nothing catastrophic.) Of course, most of it has been ripped back, but I still managed to finish the second sleeve on my Journey sweater today.
You may remember I’m knitting two sweaters by Alina Schneider, Journey and Heritage, for the Summer Sweater Knit-along. That was a coincidence, because both have been in my queue for a while. But, it isn’t a coincidence that I also interviewed Alina for a guest blog post on VeryShannon.com. When Shannon asked if I’d like to write a guest post, I thought it was a great chance to ask Alina some things I’d been wondering, as I immerse myself in her designs. I also thought you guys would enjoy learning a little more about her. She is doing some really cool things.
I thought the interview was really great. It was good enough to soothe my frustration with myself for making a huge blunder on my Heritage that required ripping back to the armholes. I was feeling kind of stressed, so I just zoned out, knitting like a maniac without looking at my pattern again until a few days later. That’s when I realized I forgot my increases. There I am, below, looking so chill about wasting hours of work.
Yeah, I go all Jethro Bodean like this on about every other project I work on. I do it because the knitting is relieving my stress, but then I screw up and feel stressed. So then, what could I do but comfort myself with some more knitting.
When knitting is your comfort, you just have to accept that sometimes it must comfort you from… your knitting? Yes, basically. And so I moved back to my Journey and knocked out a sleeve and a half in two days. Sigh.
I’ve accepted that Heritage probably won’t be finished by the end of the SSKAL, but I still have plenty of time to do it for the Brooklyn Knitfolk Hipster KAL. Now, I’m going to go re-read what Alina said and work on my sweater that’s not in the bad corner.
Truth time: What is the last project that you had to put in the bad corner?