Wednesday, February 13, 2008
What have I been doing with my life?
Getting an invitation to join Ravelry has been a blessing and a curse. It's a blessing because, oh my God, the volume of patterns and amount of help available is incredible and people actually swap unused or unwanted yarn, but the other knitters, they are kicking my ass. Cables, lace, intarsia, Fair Isle...one knitter who has been knitting for the same amount of time that I have has finished 49 projects. I haven't tallied mine, but 49? Not even close. And my Lord, the galleries. There's a little pool of dribble on my laptop from staring at things that make my knees get all achy in the back from lust coupled with a hearty helping of terror. All of my work seems shabby and feeble and lacking fineness and imagination. I suppose in another 27 years, I'll be able to have invisible yarn joins and hand-dyed socks to make younger knitters jealous.