Sunday, May 13, 2007

Lessons I have learned

Today's knitting lessons, brought to you by Badger:

  1. Making an existing design your own is fun.
  2. If you're not sure how to alter a design to make it unique, then start by losing the pattern book just before you finish the garment and then make the rest of it up as you go along.
  3. Primary colours may look like fun on the skein but when you have a Eurovision hangover they can be painful to knit with.
  4. Crocheted edgings on knitwear are easier than they seem, especially when you don't really know what you're doing and just let the hook guide you in a zen kind of way.
  5. Crocheting a frill is better than knitting it.
  6. Knitting the frill, despite thinking that crochet would be easiest, means casting off 4000 stitches.
  7. Casting off 4000 fricking stitches takes 4 episodes of 24 to achieve. Thank God for Jack Bauer.

Here endeth the lessons.

And Clarabelle, you really are a cynic! I will not fail this early on in the challenge!


Blogger clarabelle said...

plop... thought I was clever, didn't oi.

10:21 pm  
Blogger Artis-Anne said...

Great lesson & all true
Keep it up , go on , go on, go on :)

7:54 am  
Blogger Piglottie said...

ROFL! Brilliant, inspired :) Especially love 7.

9:58 am  
Blogger Kai said...

thank you oh wise one. I am forever enlightened! :p

10:40 am  
Blogger TutleyMutley said...

I'll bear all these in mind.
But I can't crochet. At least not very well.

11:14 pm  

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