Monday, February 22, 2010

My Litmus Test


Yeah, it's this ball of yarn. Weird huh?
I bought it probably 5 years ago to make a shapeless, comfy sweater that may be very unflattering and found that I could not "get" the brioche stitch needed to knit it. Click the link and see how cute it looked in the magazine.

So, those eight balls sat in a plastic bag under my bed, mocking me every time I pull out a storage box or vacuumed.

I could've used it for something else, like a wrap sweater or vest or chunky hat and scarf; but then the brioche would have beaten me.

So, I've been knitting 7 years off and on and it's time to see what I'm made of, time to test my skill, to see if I've got what it takes and other cliches.
I started last night and think I've got it. Only I don't think I'll be able to "watch" Malcolm in the Middle while I do it. It is taking all my powers of focus to keep in pattern.
We'll see.

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