Friday, 29 May 2009


I am having qualms about my faux prussian stole. Back in March when I started it I was filled with misgivings - to quote "do I really want to knit this? do I really want to knit this now? do I really want to knit it from this yarn? what else would I prefer to knit it from? do I have anything else that I would prefer to knit it from?"

And now that I am a quarter of the way through, they are back. While straightforward enough and an enjoyable knit, it is still quite onerous. There is absolutely no memorising the 81-stitch-by-96-row pattern so knitting involves constant attention to the chart. This is quite mind-soothing and completely takes your thoughts away from everything else (which is something that I love about knitting) but there is enough time and effort involved that you need to be certain about what you are making. And I'm not.

I do love the pattern, I'm enjoying the knitting, I'm just not convinced that the finished product is going to be something that I want and it's too big a project to just knit for the sake of it. There are some other things that I would prefer to be working on. I haven't given up yet though - what I have completed so far is currently upstairs blocking so that I can get a better idea of whether it is a project that I want to finish. We'll see tomorrow.

1 comment:

Moorecat said...

You took the words right out of my mouth: I was about to comment and suggest you block it before deciding whether to rip.

It does look lovely, but if you're not feeling the love, life's too short...

Looking forward to catching up :)