But, today, there is a lack-of-progress report. I am ashamed to admit that I only worked on the second purple sweater two evenings this past week….and even though I knitted and knitted, I still have about two inches to go. I’m beginning to think that there is something seriously wrong with my tape measure! I even dug out a different tape measure just to be sure. I am still two inches short of having the back completed. And that’s where I left it last Tuesday night. I decided that maybe if I put it in a dark closet it would grow all by itself!
I’ve felt this kind of frustration with a project before. Very few projects knit up without some sort of snag (pardon the pun). For me at least, the best way to handle the frustration is to stop working on the project for a few days and then come back to it refreshed and able to see it from a new perspective. It usually works for me. I fully expect that when I pull the project formerly known as the second purple sweater, and currently thought of as @*#*%&, out of the dark closet it’s going to be like seeing it brand new and the last couple of inches on this piece will knit up in less than an hour. Just you wait and see!
I do actually have another reason for not working on the sweater…my new camera arrived and I’ve been neglecting everything else…homework, housework, knitting, reading…to “play” with it. Thanks to a downloadable copy of the user’s manual, I can sit at my desk (with the camera resting on a towel because if I did it any harm before the “new” wears off I don’t know what I’d do!) and read the manual on my PC monitor (in lovely large type) with my hands free to move the camera around as I locate all the different buttons and features. I’m doing great at getting to know my camera, but the test will come when I get out and take some pictures! I may even get to know it well enough to take pictures of the completed purple sweaters. If the photos are clear enough to recognize that what’s in them are sweaters, I’ll share them with you.
Have a great weekend…I’ll be taking pictures, knitting, and (drat) writing yet another paper for this class. What will you be doing?