Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Good Thing I Have a Sense of Humor About Myself...

Otherwise, my Type-A personality would be the death of me....

CAUTION: Unless you knit, or unless you are amused by stories about the cluelessness of some knitters, you will be bored to tears by today's entry. If you continue to read on, don't say I didn't warn you!

I decided to get cracking on another of the Jess Hutch bears. I can't help it - they are just so satisfying! They are the perfect knitting snack food: they're quick, they're delicious, and they are so addictive. Jess needs to include the warning, "Bet you can't knit just one...."
Besides, I am justifying it because I know so many people who just need a bear. They just may not know it yet...

Anyway - foolish me, trying to improve upon the perfection that is the "Henry the Bear" pattern. Yet, I attempted to do so... You see, I don't feel like my duplicate stitching is all that great. And intarsia has never bothered me. So I decided that when it came time to monogram the bear's sweater, I'd just knit it in.
So, I sit down, and I plot it all out in Excel. (Go ahead, click on it to see just how Type-A I was in plotting it all out...)



And then I commence to knitting. And I get to row 17 and I start in with the green yarn... and I get all the way to the end of the row, and I am starting to do row 18 when I realize that all the yarn is in the wrong place? What the...? And I start to get a sinking feeling.... So I turn to my beloved KnittingHelp.com, and yup - there it is:
You can't do standard intarsia knitting (a method of knitting with multiple colors) in the round... The easiest solution is to just work an object flat and seam it if it's an intarsia project.

Well, duh.

This is just so typical! I spend so much time plotting and planning out the little minute details (aka: row and stitch counts), that sometimes the big picture (aka: that I'm trying to do something that doesn't work) eludes me...

So I rolled my eyes at myself, and frogged the previous row, and it's all good.

Oh, and if you are still with me, I think the plague has left my house. I did exactly what I said I was going to do: lounge, drowse, knit and veg. Better than chicken soup....
Thanks for the lovely comments and emails, they were a day-brightener!

2 comments:

roo-roo said...

thank you for visiting my blog! Knitted toy making is dangerous isn't it? can't stop,can't stop...
Amigurumi is much faster to make than knitted ones though. It is really just singlecrochet except for connecting the body bits!

JessRedRose said...

Believe me, if you could do intarsia in the round... my life would be complete. Ah, well.