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Archive for August 18th, 2008

When you are waiting for a train, don’t keep perpetually looking to see if it is coming…. It will not come any sooner for all your nervous glances and your impatient pacing, and you will save strength if you will keep quiet.

Anna C. Brackett

The Technique of Rest

I am as “impatient as the wind”. The personification is from William Wordsworth and it perfectly describes me today. Knitting on the baby blanket goes on when I would rather be knitting on the baby sweater.  I tell myself  I still have a bit to do before I can start knitting the sweater but it doesn’t seem to help.  What needs to be done before I knit:

1) Recalculate sleeves and everything else just to be sure;

2) Decide on a neckline and its design;

3) Nail down the info on the sleeves regarding cap, armscye, length, width, etc.;

4) Fool around with a seed stitch design I would like to incorporate;

5) And yes, make sure the ruffle edge is really the edge I want.

6) Estimate amount of yarn needed.

I worked on writing part of the blanket pattern today.  I’d like to get the first 6 rows knit before I sneak in a picture of it here. I even have a tentative edging in mind for the blanket. I’ve made progress.  Still, I’m as “impatient as the wind.”

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