Monday, September 04, 2006

Listen up!

There's a voice in my head telling me that I shouldn't be knitting on the Austrian Patterned Knee Socks. It's a really annoying voice. Just listen.
  • When are you going to wear these socks? You are not going to wear them in your rubber boots young lady! Not after all that work! I don't care how warm they'll be. You'll just ruin them.
  • With the effort you are putting into them you could have knit yourself a sweater by now. That would be much more useful. Do you realize that first ball of yarn is almost gone? That's one whole sock. Or mitten. And you still have to work through about three more of those before you'll have just one pair of socks that you won't even be able to wear much.
  • Shouldn't you be knitting on something else? Like that vest, or the Funky Scarf. You've made promises that you have to keep.
You know, I think that's my mother I hear. I haven't been listening very well. Just see for yourself.

9 comments:

  1. Yeah, but look at those gorgeous wee cables! How can anyone deny their glory?

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  2. Those are amazing. Tell the voices to back off and let you knit. You can always display them if they are too impractical :) I can't wait to see the FO's.

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  3. Go for it. Keep it up. It looks amazing. You'll be so proud of them when you finish - it's like a knitting trophy that you award yourself. DO IT! Ignore the voices!

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  4. The voice in your head needs to wash a chill pill down with a shot of tequila - those are GORGEOUS.

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  5. A beautiful sock needs no further explanation. Knit on!

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  6. Something as gorgeous certainly doesn't need any more explanations - you did the right thing with starting it, and I can't wait to see many more progress shots!

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  7. It's okay to hear voices in your hear, just don't answer them and do your own thing. Those socks are heavenly.

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  8. Don't stop!! They're beautiful!

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  9. mary jane11:58 am

    You are spending way too much time focusing on the end product. Given that you would rather knit what inspires you, you are really in fact a process knitter. Accept what you are and the conflict within yourself will be resolved. A finished object is just a bonus to a process knitter.

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