|Bonus picture of the Cam|
Whatever happened to your __________?
Write about the fate of a past knitting project. Whether it be something that you crocheted or knitted for yourself or to give to another person. An item that lives with you or something which you sent off to charity.
So I thought I would show you my Clapotis.
|A rare view of the bird feeder still with peanuts in it. Where is that squirrel? Is he full?|
I knitted this pattern for reasons that were shallow and wrong. Firstly, I looked at the picture on the pattern of the creator wearing it in front of a Parisian café. ‘I sit outside Parisian cafés!’ I thought to myself. ‘I sit drinking Kir and reading Bandes-Dessinées! I wear scarves! I wear scarves all the time! I spend my entire life looking like Wilfred from the Bash Street Kids! This is a pattern that has my name on it!’. Secondly, I was encouraged (this may sound bizarre: this was pre-Ravelry, or, pre-me-discovering Ravelry) by the note in the pattern that said people had complained about the original instructions telling you to buy too little yarn and so they had changed the yarn requirements. Because this suggested to me that living beings had knitted from this pattern and given feedback.
|Detail shot of the thrilling bit where you drop stitches|
Of course now with the project facility on Ravelry I can check before I knit anything how it has gone for other people, and for me this is a boon on a par with the invention of the wheel. Without it I would still be on garter stitch scarves. With it I occasionally venture into more advanced waters. Thank you, all you lovely process knitters, for paving the way and making it easier for such as I. I thank you with all my heart, and in return I ask only that you never make me Magic Loop anything. Thank you for your understanding.