Camp is once again not going so well. After a tough week when I couldn’t summon any creative energy, I am now just under 8000 words behind. Ooftah! That’s all I can really say to that. Then again, it’s better than yesterday, when I was around 12,000 words behind.
I finally had a decent amount of time yesterday to really work on my shawl. Before and after going out walking with my friend, I sat down and just knit. It was wonderful. That, and we had no Internet.
I think it’s safe to say at this point that I messed up. It’s not the pattern; I know that for sure. The pattern is great! It was me. Somewhere along the way, I messed something up, and now I have a green, android bunny.
What’s this? Empty needles? That can only mean one thing!
This is the part I struggle with, the part I almost always mess up. Usually, it’s too tight, almost never too loose. It always looks a bit wonky, but that also can be attributed to my lack of precision with blocking just yet. It’s the best part and the worst part. It’s the bind-off.
I do believe I’ve hit it, that knitting slump. It’s been two days since I’ve done much knitting and a whole week since I spent more than two hours in a row knitting. I don’t like this lull in energy, but what’s a girl to do?
I finally got to the feather and fan part of the pattern last night, but I don’t know if I’m happy. As the shawl has gotten bigger, so has my concern about it. The colour is beautiful and the yarn is cushy soft. I’m just starting to become less and less happy with the product as it develops on my needles.