Fruitcake Knits

A sporadically updated blog that encompasses many creative activities

summer re-emergence

I suspect this blog is little more than an announcement that I am still alive, with an occasional “I finished something!” post. So, yeah, I’m still alive, and I finished something else. It’s been over a month since I bound off, but it was not until this week that I blocked it. I had to scroll back to find what exactly I’ve been knitting.

So, “Doretta” from “Danish Lace Treasures”. Thread is 44/2 linen from WEBS which I bought eons ago; needles are my beloved 1.5mm Addis. They are bent to perfectly conform to my hand and have much of the coating worn off from use. I don’t even know anymore how long it took to finish this, but for as long as I am in college, pretending to be a speedy knitter would fool nobody.

I did not even attempt to pin out every point on the edging, because with any luck, this doily will be in use on a table somewhere before the weekend is over.

The peculiar phenomena wherein the knitter sees every flaw in the work while most outsiders see only a beautiful piece of knitting has always puzzled me. Only a few utterly obsessed knitophiles are capable of looking at another’s knitting and seeing the same flaws. I have reached the point of shirking of knitting that I now see my knitting as somebody else does. I don’t see most of my flaws anymore. Sometimes I look at my lace and think “wow, I made that?”, not remembering when I used to think that it was simple. This is perhaps one of the benefits of doing a billion other things besides knitting – my old FOs still amuse me.

As for other knitting, I have too many UFOs to list. I started another doily because they fit so nicely in my backpack. I am attempting doily with spiral again, hoping not to turn it into another doilybag. The doilybag is currently in use holding the Alpine Lace Shawl as I slowly work on that. I have reached the point of “oh crap, I actually have to decide what size to make it”… stay tuned to see if I ever answer that question.

Comments (1) July 4, 2008 @ 1:29 am |

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  1. Hey dude come play this game zSilencer.

    Comment by mark — August 30, 2013 @ 12:12 am

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