Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Slow down

you crazy child, and take the phone off the hook and disappear for awhile

Knitting is a form of slow living.  You have to keep at it to see results but the joy of watching a garment unfold and grow, one stitch at a time, is rewarding. 

Or that's the way it's meant to be.

First Wednesday's sock

I really must remember this as I continue the Posh Sock Challenge. It's not meant to be a race but I find myself becoming disappointed in the slow progress I'm making with Wednesday's socks. 

Socks are meant to be a small. 'quick project'. 

“ It is a peculiarity of knitters that they chronically underestimate the amount of time it takes to knit something. Birthday on Saturday? No problem. Socks are small. Never mind that the average sock knit out of sock-weight yarn contains about 17,000 stitches. Never mind that you need two of them. (That's 34,000 stitches, for anybody keeping track.)
Socks are only physically small. By stitch count, they are immense.”

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Narrowboating is one way of slowing down, taking things one day at a time - knitting socks is another, making each sock one stitch at a time.