The point is that I don’t have much time to knit. When I do find the perfect moment in time, I just want to sit because sometimes watching the motion of my fingers makes me sick. It hurts my eyes. I’d rather not get one of those anti-seasickness bracelets because I’m very close to the end of the sick portion so I’ll just tough it out. ANYHOW. KNITTING!
I’m making The Turtle a Doctor Who Scarf Sweater. To my right is Tom Baker who played The Doctor in the ’70s and this is his epic scarf. I made one such scarf for Chris and The Turtle fell in love with it. Now, I’m making (or at least trying to make him) a sweater with the same stripe pattern.
The scarf is knit in a garter stitch so it’s actually twice as long as it appears to be since the nature of the garter stitch is to bunch up. Like a garter. My great and stupid ambition was to make the sweater in garter stitch. HA! Not happening. Instead, the edging will be garter and the rest will be reverse stockinette so the sweater will have the same effect as the scarf.
Wait. There’s more! The color change will be done using the garter for two rows so the front of my work will have an invisible color change and the back of my work will have the tell-tale loop color switch. Ha HA! Why? Because I enjoy clean lines way too much.
I want to get back to normal and I want to get back to knitting. I’ve been dedicated to my knitting for almost a decade and it saddens me to stop for any amount of time. I’ve given up so much so far: most forms of dairy, most forms of chicken, mustard, most forms of corn, salty foods, hot sauce. I REFUSE TO GIVE UP MY KNITTING!
Right now I’m living in the trial-and-error part of it all and I know it’ll get better. At least I have that. But I just want to get there already and get back to some kind of normal. I need to knit.