Friday, 5 August 2011

The Soothing Sounds of Needles Clacking

For Krystal's gorgeous wee girl - I whipped this beauty up in less than a week... I'm presently feeling very pleased with myself.
" It is a peculiarity of knitters that they chronically underestimate the amount of time it takes to knit something. Birthday on Saturday? No problem. Socks are small. Never mind that the average sock knit out of sock-weight yarn contains about 17,000 stitches. Never mind that you need two of them. (That's 34,000 stitches, for anybody keeping track.)
Socks are only physically small. By stitch count, they are immense."
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much)
(The above quote makes me feel even more pleased with  myself, since I recently finished my first pair of socks.  As I believe I previously mentioned, they took ages.)

No comments:


Related Posts with Thumbnails