Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Cables and a New Start
I had my knitting class again yesterday, class 3 of 4. I did manage to learn how to do cables, as evidenced by my swatch above. Knitting cables is pretty cool once you get the hang of it. There was a slight problem with class yesterday though, which I am not happy about. Two of the ladies in my class, a mother and daughter, were more interested yesterday in finding a project to make and yarn for it, than in learning something new. So, the instructor spent an hour with them wandering around the store, helping them shop - during class time. Leaving me and the other girl there to fend for ourselves. At the end of class, our instructor finally came back and said she was going to teach me to bind off. Well, I had to stay after class in order to learn this - which wasn't right. And I was so frustrated by that time that I don't think I fully grasped what she was showing me. I got the whole row done, up to the last stitch and then said "ok, now what do I do?". She pulled it out of my hands and finished it, and cut off the tail. So, I thought ok, nothing to it. I went home last night to bind off my Star Wars scarf (the whole reason I'd wanted to learn to bind off finally), and royally screwed it up. I am so mad and frustrated. Now, I'm going to have to find time to go in this weekend and have someone help me fix it and show me again how to bind off. I definitely did not get my full class time this week, and I'm so annoyed. I will definitely be saying something when I go in on Saturday.
Since I wasn't able to finish off my scarf and I wasn't really in the mood to stitch at that point, I decided to start on another knitting project. I am making a simple wrap, more just to practice than anything. I am just gonna make up the pattern as I go. I love the color of the yarn though...but since the yarn is squiggly, it is harder for me to knit with, so it will probably be a good challenge. My instructor also showed us how to start a new ball of yarn yesterday, but in the 3 seconds she used to show us, I didn't catch it. Ugh - so frustrated.
Sorry that my posts lately have been filled with whiny complaints - it's just how I'm feeling lately, I guess. I'll work on getting back my positive attitude.
Walk to Rivendell: Reach area of the Marish with fields, meadows, hedges, gates, and drainage dikes. (Total Miles walked : 57.25)
I am grateful for my ability to learn.