June 30, 2005
Two words to describe my knitting in the past two weeks: slow and painful. I’ve been spending pretty much all of my knitting time working on the Sockapal-2-za socks. “I thought you’d be done by now,” you say. Good point. And they would be done… if I hadn’t decided to change the pattern probably six times since Sunday. There’s been frogging and measuring and re-knitting, and I didn’t even bother photographing the pain. Speaking of, my left arm is killing me. Like a very low, dull, but entirely persistent pain. It hurts when I’m knitting, and when I’m not. Should I get a brace? A Tylenol? Some common sense to take a break?
Eventually I’ll catch you up on the Sock Pal Socks. I have not lost hope, and I think they are better than ever! Laugh… come on, I know you want to! At least shake your head! I’m laughing! Because I say that about every version of this project, and then find yet another way to make it “better.”
Every day, more and more Tivolis are being completed, I couldn’t be happier with how they’re turning out. Did you notice that I started a gallery? My goodness, who would have thought playing with stinky yarn would lead to this? By the way, if you are knitting a Tivoli, or have completed a Tivoli, and would like to be included in the gallery, send me an e-mail, I’d love to have pictures of all of you, and links to all your blogs (if you have them)!
Now that Steph is done, and another Tivoli test-knitter is done (but not yet photographed, stay tuned), I finally feel ready to standardize the pattern and write it in a uniform fashion, for many different sizes. For this reason, the three Tivoli patterns remain available as they are, but no new ones will be added until I’m done with this standardization. Cool? We’ll all be happier as a result – most likely your size will be available, and I can stop explaining how to work around the varying gauges of all the patterns. If you really want Steph’s pattern or any of the other patterns I custom-wrote, but which aren’t on the website, send me an e-mail, we’ll discuss it :).
Now, it’s time to exercise that knitter’s elbow. Ahhh! Ouch! Ahhh!