Knitting; I Fell For You

Knitting; I Fell For You

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I truly don’t know if the font I chose will transfer across the different websites and platforms that inevitably this article will end up. But it gives the impression of writing to the man that I love.

I fell in love with knitting during my first curious glance. During which point my crocheting capabilities were becoming more proficient. Yet, I was able to discern my childhood crush from the real deal the moment knitting caught my gaze. It’s elegance, sophistication, complexity, and it’s shear polished (for lack of a better term) look enthralled me. I knew then knitting and I would become more than just fast friends. The beginning–as most love affairs are–was sloppy. I rushed heart and hands first into things I wasn’t truly prepared for.

On the upside, in so doing, I found that for me trying difficult techniques and new stitches was a matter of enough interest rather than necessarily skill. Which in my view helped the relationship advance much further than my “relationship” (crush really) with crochet. But, as we all know through the trials my love was forged in flame.

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The greater the ups the more driven I was to overcome the downs, the lack of finesse. In 2008 of August I started a fling with knitting.  Knowing full well where we were headed. It’s in my blood–as they say. I can’t fathom never doing it again.. It has opened to me greater opportunities of personal accomplishments than I could have ever envisioned. But….that letter, is for another day.

V o n n a
Copyrighted December 10, 2014

Seconds, thirds, fourths

Thanks guys for sticking with me. I haven’t checked  my  WordPress emails yet but, I do want to acknowledge  I’ve received them and say thanks for the likes and the follows. My post have been non-existent  because so have my projects and progress. I’ve been preoccupied with other things. But, I found myself jonesin for a knitting fix. I immediately recognized my hesitation came from a desire to complete present projects and start something new equally. Frankly, I’ve had nothing but hesitations in regards to my Viajante (the shawl wrap, poncho combo). A few months back when I itched to start the project I thought my color choice was brilliant, daring, innovative, and a great color enhancer for my wardrobe.

Then I did something that perhaps a less prideful more cautious and secure knitter would not have done. I showed willingly, eagerly my WIP to a relative who was not aware of my hobby. They immediately associated my color choice with the Green Bay Packers color scheme. Its not. But…, now that the idea has been introduced in my head every time I think of it, that’s all that comes to mind. I don’t like it. I feel I should have chose one color instead of three. I’ve  debating on ripping it back and repurposing the yarn to three seperate projects at a later endetermined date.

Hence the desire to scrap the board and start something afresh. New project, new hopes, new goals, maybe a bit more challenging. But I also didn’t want to be hastey in my decision, especially after all the times I’ve  already ripped back trying to make it perfect. But I have to acknowledge  the truth about me. I don’t do well with repeats. Usually if I have to rip back it takes the wind out of my sail. Not so much in defeat but, rather due to feeling bored having to repeat a step I’ve  done one too many times before.

I wonder if I chose more challenging projects would I still feel the same?

In the meantime…

Blue, red, or purple? Which color should I dive into next?

V o n n a