I’ve always thought the Aesop’s fable about the tortoise and hare is pretty lame. “Slow and steady” may win the race, but only if the rabbit is an idiot. Fast and steady would win every time. That said, I’m a bit of a turtle when it comes to knitting. I can talk a mile a minute, but my fingers just don’t move as fast. I’ve been working feverishly, if ploddingly, on Kathy’s stole. I hope to finish by Friday, block the blasted thing on Saturday, show it off to my knitting buds on Sunday and mail it to Kathy on Monday. I swear, I’m starting to hear the opening song from Les Miserables every time I look at this project: “Look down, look down, you’ll always be a slave…” I hate knitting to a deadline!!
As is my habit, I’ve also been dabbling in this and that. Mostly socks. I seem to have a bit of a foot fetish. This is my current fav: my own self-striping yarn. Handpainting yarn is pretty easy, but doing the self-striping stuff is a real PIA. I see why they charge more for it, and actually think they undercharge, for all the work involved. You’ve gotta make a huge skein, then section off the striping sequences, then dye them, then let them dry, then roll the yarn into a ball. (I have no idea how to re-skein the yarn into an actual skein.) But it’s a fun kind of PIA, and I’ll be doing it again as I love the result.
Pretty cool, huh? I’ve also been working on some other socks: I finished these: Koigu feather and fan. I’m also working on 2 or 3 other pair.
With any luck at all, I’ll be able to post a photo of Kathy’s stole before I send it off to her!