A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

December 19, 2003

Spidey Sense Tingling

I got Barbara Walker's Charted Knitting Designs: A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns from the library yesterday. I was immediately fascinated by her chart for a "The Spider." I was thinking about it all day and finally crumbled and cast on and knit it.

It is, by far, the most complicated thing I've ever done. There are a few mistakes that I wasn't able to figure out. At one point I had to frog one and a half rows and thought I had totally lost it and almost tossed it aside. But then I thought about a post on Knitting in Color about a terrible knitting mistake and how it made her a real knitter to hang in there and fix it. So I muddled through. I think all in all it turned out pretty well.

I also was a very lucky girl today. A friend who is a lapsed knitter gave me all this. That's 4 skeins of Tahki Donegal Tweed, 10 skeins of Lamb's Pride Cotton Top and 6 skeins of Lamb's Pride Worsted! Lucky, lucky girl! I'm not crazy about the colors especially that salmon pink. I need to find out more about over-dyeing. I would love to use the worsted for an Elle bag.

Man, I'm pooped. I'm off to bed.