Sunday, June 10, 2007

Facing my Fears

Working on the "Bookmark Socks" is an exercise in facing my fears. I'm scared to knit this project because I'm afraid that it won't come out looking like it did in my head. I'm certain it won't, but I'm also pretty sure that it will be something new in the world of knitting. I'm worried that it's a really dumb idea, even though I'm telling myself to trust the knitting. My past experience is that I end up doing what is right in the circumstances and it will be fine.

I'm telling you this because I know I'm silly. But that doesn't make my fears go away. Part of facing my fears is letting the world know I'm scared. That, and I appreciate the support I get from my readers. :-) I'll bet you want a picture though.

This represents about 1/4th of the whole chart. Intarisa is not fun people. It's fiddly, time consuming and taxing. Just look at this mess:

I can only do a bit of this at a time before I want to sink back into the soothing regularity of my Frost Flowers and Leaves. I've added a fifth cable needle so that the sections could each have a dedicated needle. It makes it a bit easier to knit.


In other news, I got my invite to Ravelry! I've been cutting into my weekend knitting time to enter my projects into the database. Ravelry is going to be an amazing community resource. The waiting list is now 5700 long, so I'm very grateful to get my invite.

10 comments:

  1. I will confess to feeling somewhat apprehensive about a project (the bookmark) that makes the Frost and Flowers Shawl look like the easy option! Now you've really terrified me off intarsia! You are a masochist. Only explanation. Well done on Ravelry!

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  2. Looking good so far! I'm looking forward to those curlicues between the heads. :-)

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  3. Looks good. Can't be any worse than me working on that sweater. Btw, sleeve #1 is bound off. And that is looking better every time.

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  4. Luke Skywalker faced his fears - and I doubt that yours are as bad as Darth Vadar. Keep going; it looks awesome so far and no fear seems to be showing through!

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  5. Your sock looks amazing so far! I can't imagine the patience it would take to do intarsia with so many colors at once on tiny sock needles!

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  6. www.knittingnutter.com8:03 pm

    The Frost Flowers and Leaves is coming along beautifully - and this is relaxing - I envy your proficiency. Looking forward to seeing the final sock.

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  7. I think your bookmark socks are turning out quite well. it does looke confusing and time-consuming. Can you feel your brain cells enlarging and pulsating?

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  8. it looks like a really cool red pinwheel on those circs!

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  9. I might be at the bottom of Ravelry's list I think. Intarsia socks huh? I have yet to do an Intarsia sweater, let along socks. Looking good so far.

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  10. You're doing great, Laurie! The intarisa reminds me of cross stitching, without the benefit of doing one colour at a time! LOL. It is a beautiful pattern. It smacks of medieval needle point. Gorgeous! You rock!

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