I have come to accept something this weekend. I am a slow knitter, and that's o.k. That last part, the part about it being ok, is very hard for me to accept. I want to be done with socks fast. I think my main problem is that the first pair of socks I knit were with worsted weight yarn. That makes for a relatively quick knit. But, now I am doing socks on needles sizes 2 and 3, and well, it's not so fast. So, I am a slow knitter, and that's o.k. (I will keep telling myself this until I believe it.) My biggest problem is that I read some great blogs, women who are fantastic knitters. They have been knitting for a long time, I have not. I need to have more patience with myself, right?? Here are some pictures of my slow knitting.
These are the Jaywalkers that never end (sung to the tune of "This is the song that never ends")
Here is the back of the sweater I'm making for A. I am a little irritated because there is some pooling happening here. It got worse as I finished the back. One side is all pink and red and the other is brown and orange. It happened after I bound off for the armholes. I started on the front tonight and it is happening again! ARGH! It makes me want to SCREAM!
S asked me if when I am done with A's sweater, I'd make him one. I told him that I would and that he could help me pick out the yarn for it. He wants it black. Black?? Really?? He's 2, what does he know? ;)
And, here is something that makes me love knitting. Alpaca booties for my darling daughter. They knit up so fast and they make me feel like I'm not a slow knitter. Even though I know I am...I can kid myself!
Now, on a non-knitting note...the sun is finally shining and it is warm here! It was 45 degrees today, 45 gloriously warm degrees here today!!! The kids and I went outside and it was SO nice! S is working on potty training...he told me that he would do it if he had an Elmo seat. Well, I got him an Elmo seat and he stayed dry all day!!! YIPEE!!!!!!!!