Oh, That’s Sad…

Yup.  You see it, right?  I’d scan the X-Ray if I could.  Do you realize what that is?  That is a US Size 1 DPN (Double Pointed Needle) by Takumi, made of bamboo.  2.25mm of knitting delight, snapped in half from too much loving.  I weep for you, I do.

This piece of knitterly madness was discover whilst searching for my pencil box of DPNs to make myself mittens.  These mittens:

The “Selbuvott or not” alias Selbu Sea Horse Mittens I found on Ravelry here.  I am having fun working on them here and there.  One down side to the pattern is that there is a chart.  And that’s it.  For one who has never made mittens before, it seemed a little daunting.  And then I sucked it up and got to work.  It’s just numbers, I told myself.  I use numbers every day.

Do you want to see another sad thing?  Really, do you?  I warn you, if you are weak of heart or stomach, or if your sanity or sobriety is unstable, look no further into this post.  What you are about to see is enough to frighten any potential knitter away from the craft.  Any experienced Knitter (with a capital “K”) to cry in a corner, afraid to go near her stash that the nightmare might end up hers.

So, do you still want to see it?

You see it, right?  That’s only part of the finished garment.  What you are looking at, for those inexperienced or non-knitters reading this, is the inside of the Klimt sweater I am working on.  Those long tails of yarn hanging everywhere – those are all of the ends I have to sew in before I’m done.  And that’s not even all!!  I’m not even up to the armholes yet!  There will be more before this adventure is complete!

Part of me is cheering that it’s worth it – all of those crazy loose ends hanging out of the bottom.  The pattern calls for them to be sewed inside using common sewing thread.  That designer knew how to tackle a tough issue, that’s for certain.  I’m pleased with how the colors are all coming together.  I have 11 more rows to go before beginning armhole shaping.  I feel like I’m so close, it’s difficult to stop at night!

And well, the usual update on this sweater:

Sobriety levels: a few glasses of wine, I admit.

Patience: low

Cursing: Moderate

Excitement: intensifying

Family: frustrated

Roommate: thinks I’m crazy

Cat: trying to appropriate the different knitted projects, completed, or in progress, laying around the house.  Whether or not I’m working on them at that moment.


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