Thursday, September 25, 2008

Faster Faster!

Must knit faster! I'm having a knitting complex today. I feel like I am a slow knitter. I know by nature that I am slow because I'm a thrower. I've tried knitting continental and combination but it looks like crap. I know I need to practice more but what item am I willing to practice on that can look like crap when it's done?

Ravelry and the blog world are to blame for my complex. I am amazed daily by how much some people can knit. One blogger I follow can't simply make 1 of something (socks, hats, scarfs...) she has to make 3 or more of it. And she makes 3+ in one week! Melissa Morgan-Oakes said that she can finish a pair of socks (2 at-a-time) in 1.5 days. I wan't to be able to do that! WAAAAA.....

Well back to my slow, slow, slow knitting.


  1. You've got to remember...this IS my day job! It's all I do, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, 16 hours a day. I knit, I think about knitting, I plan for other knitting, I knit more, I write about knitting, I eat sleep and breathe knitting!

  2. I hear ya - I'm a slow thrower, too. Just this past weekend I tried continental on a new project, but ripped and started again because it looked so bad. I just had an idea, though - maybe a felting project? then the ugly stitches might not matter.