Monday, December 14, 2009

Knitting Without The Vampires

Remember how I was all gung ho on figuring out my own Norwegian Sweater pattern?

Hey Look! Mittens! The pattern is Bella's Mittens here.

No, they are not knit because I like Twilight. The whole phenomenon makes me want to vomit. The last thing I need is a bunch of screaming fan girls swooning over teen age angst, and their daughters are really annoying too.

I knit them because I like a long cuff. And I had the yarn in my stash.

And because my sweater is in time out. I screwed up two inches into the ribbing.

I have been knitting for 31 years.

For non knitters, screwing up a knit 2 purl 2 ribbing is like Danica Patrick failing drivers ed.

It's like Magic Johnson missing a slam dunk on a Little Tyke's basketball hoop.

It's like Tiger Woods being dateless on a Friday night.

I thought I could live with the indiscretion. I thought the sweater and I could come to a mutual understanding and I would recognize that yes, it had its faults but we could always call that part of the sweater the back and no one would know.

No one except me that is.

Yeah, the counseling didn't go well. I tore it back and now it's sitting on the naughty step.

But hey, look!

Mittens!

5 comments:

Nutty Knitter said...

I'm working on my 2nd pair. They are exactly what cold weather calls for. I'm off to finish them up. Nice work!

Tripp Davenport said...

If you would pardon an ignorant question, what do you do to undo a screw. Up.

And don't even start with the Twilight thing, because I have a thirteen year old daughter who is threatening me with escorting her to the latest Twilight film, whatever it is, so I must listen to a theater full of squeels for some boy's hairless chest. Shudder.

Debbie said...

The technical term for undoing a screw up in knitting is called "frogging" because you ripit, ripit, ripit. Hey, I didn't make it up, don't look at me that way!

I am a fearless ripper when it comes to big screw ups in knitting. I take it off the needles and pull like mad.

I then, very carefully, and with much swearing, put it back on the needles.

Anonymous said...

WOW - Beautiful!

amyroz said...

I love them! (and the knitter who made them, too)