Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Knitting Challenge

I've joked that I'm the world's slowest knitter. When I first started knitting with my sister, almost three years ago, it took me almost nine months to finish my first scarf. I was so worried about messing up and having to start over. Now I've learned how to fix my work so that is less of a worry but I'm still slow. It took me almost two weeks of intermittent work to complete my first mitten. I won't even begin to estimate how long my first hat took me.

But last night I set up a challenge for myself. I'm heading down to St. Louis this weekend for Jeff's brother's wedding. The dress I'm planning to wear is short sleeved and St. Louis isn't expected to be balmy. So last night I started looking at shawl projects. I found one that estimates as taking 12 hours. I'm going to put that to the test. This afternoon I am running out to the yarn store to find my yarn. And then I'm going to try to finish this thing by Saturday. You would think that this would be plenty of time but remember, I am the world's slowest knitter. My knitting group was very positive so I'm enthused about it. Plus sometimes it's good to challenge yourself. And I'm hedging my bets with a lacier shawl pattern. We'll see if I finish.

5 comments:

Lonster said...

If I were to needle you with little purls of advice about your shawl, would you call me a knit wit?

Cat B said...

No, but a wild and wooly yarn about getting tied in knots would help me guage your point of view.

Corrine said...

No puns from me...just good luck, Cat! You can do it!! :)

Cat B said...

Thanks Corrine, I'm hopeful although my knitting time this week just got a lot shorter. We'll see.

Lonster said...

I'm still stuck on "no puns"...

I can spin out puns all day...some are just by the skein of my teeth, but all of them keep me in stitches!