Monday, March 29, 2010

I Brake For Knitting

Well, I tried, but I couldn't do it.  I not only could not stay away from my blog but I could not stay away from my crafts.  I had dropped everything to pack because I had heard we were going to be closing this week.  But after a solid week of packing, I couldn't take it anymore.  I admit it, I'm addicted.  I simply have to make things.  I was packing up my unfinished projects and came across a sweater I started a few weeks back for my 6 yo. to match her doll's sweater. 
The doll sweater pattern is from Waldorf Mama but I wanted my daughter to match her doll and couldn't find a similar child's sweater pattern. They say "necessity is the mother of invention" so I invented one.  I only had a few inches done when I started  thinking ahead to how I would do the neck and the sleeves and the button holes and well, I got a little nervous and set it down.  Fast forward a few weeks to packing and as I came across this sweater, I thought, "Oh no, I bought this yarn locally.  It's not available anywhere else.  What if I run out once I move and can't finish the sweater."  (See there's always an excuse why you simpley HAVE to knit.) So every night, after packing all day, I'd fall into bed and pick up the sweater.  Not only did the tension of the day simply drain away, but something else happened.  My fear of this sweater turned into excitement.  Suddenly, I just had to knit a little more, I had to try waist shaping with decreases and increases and designing this sweater became fun. 

So here's where I am so far and It looks as if I'll have plenty of yarn.  But, hey, you never know so, by golly, I had better keep knitting. 
It looks now like closing will be next week although noone has told us for sure so I just might have time to finish this little beauty.

1 comment:

  1. i think it is so sweet that you are making matching clothes not just for you daughters but for their dolls too! i wish my mother had been more crafty while i was growing up. dont get me wrong she was crafty by all means but she never could sit and knit and looking back at my days of play with my now 60 year old dolly suzy, i would have loved to have matching clothes for both suzy and myself. how lucky these gals, both thoes born from you and your crafts, to have a mom like you!!
    ~Tara Wurster