Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Dreaming of Knitting

Last night I had this weird dream. I was taking a knitting class in college. I blame it on staying up late last night dying yarn instead of doing reading for my classes today. Anyways, I have my schedule set up so two of my classes are online, and the other two are wednesday only. I am a super procrastinator, so when I actually do my reading, its on wednesday morning. I don't have homework for the two on-campus classes, or this wouldn't work. So back to my dream. I think it was a sign that I can't keep up like this. If I were taking a knitting class, I wouldn't be able to just do the reading the morning of class. In my dream, I cracked open my book to see what the assignment had been, and I was supposed to do a sweater, or at least, start one... it was some complex fair isle thing, scary. and of course, I was supposed to have it with me that day. So I frantically start sorting through my stash, only to realize that I have absolutely nothing that will work, and no needles, it was horrible.
So I really need to start focusing more on school. Seriously. Or maybe the dream was telling me that I should be focusing on knitting. or maybe I should be knitting a sweater.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

I want to make that loopy pillow from stitch n bitch nation, which was also on the stitch n bitch calender a few days ago. I really did try to make it, but that loopy stitch is so hard... well, its not really that hard, I guess, but I get my tension all screwed up, and it hurts my fingers. I prefer crocheting, its so much easier, and I usually don't stab myself with the crochet hook. Okay, so I did it the other day, and it hurt like hell. but its a rounder tip, and its easier for me to control. Knitting needles suck. I said it. Whoever thought up the idea of using two pointy sticks must have been a masochist. even when I'm not stabbing myself with them, I almost always lose one needle, rendering the set useless. And come on, how many needles does a knitter need? different lengths, different gauges. Straight needles, circulars, dpns... Crocheting is so much easier, I can get one set of hooks, and use them for almost anything. And then there is that weird device, the afghan hook. Its like, a combination of knitting and crochet... I haven't been able to find one when I've been looking, and I always find them when I'm not looking, so I don't own one. oh well, thats life, I guess.
Anyways, I totally went off topic. I really want to make that loopy pillow. Actually, I want three of them, one pink, one black, and one white, to go with my room. But I cannot for the life of my get the hang of that stitch. I know there is a loopy crochet stitch, I guess I'll have to do it that way... People keep telling me how talented I am at crocheting, I wish I could say the same for knitting... I really want to knit, but it just doesn't work. I need to get new yarn and try some sort of garment again. I was going to frog that sweater that didn't quite fit, but the yarn is unfroggable. So that was a complete waste of my money. I'm going to hit the thrift stores this weekend, looking for cheap yarn deals. Its better than spending my money at a yarn store, where I'll pay $5 for one skein. I like scrap yarn better, it looks prettier in my stash...