Monday, September 24, 2007

Zoe's Wearing My Scarf!

My dog, Zoe, loves me so much, she's even willing to model the scarf I just finished knitting for my 200th post on this blog. I tried to get Scout to wear it put she sort of growled at me and walked away.

So, first ugly knitting project is complete! I was going to add some fringe to the ends but decided against it since it turned out so ugly I will never be wearing it anyway. But you know what? I think it's totally cool that I made this- I've intended to learn to knit for years, and now I (sorta) know how. And I'll only get better.

This scarf has several holes from misstiches. (I believe I just created a knew knitting term) It also started out a certain width and then continued growing a shrinking throughout. I have some freakish design pattern that happened because I would forget what stitch I was on. But I learned stuff. And my next scarf is bound to be an improvement from this one.

I am NOT a perfectionist and this is a clear example of that. I kept knitting thinking I'd be fine with all of these imperfections. Put as it got longer, it looked weirder and weirder. Tee Tee (my knitting goddess) told me to pull it out and start over when I saw her last week. After slapping her across the face, I explained to her I want a memento I've where I started.

I think I'm going to make a few dish rags. The commitment isn't quite as big. And I value instant gratification right about now.

If anyone is interested in buying this scarf, drop me an email and I'll see what we can do! ;)

1 comment:

Rrramone said...

I will buy it for 2 million dollars.

But there are several conditions.