Tuesday, April 18, 2006

This zen thing... I dunno...

I have been knitting away on Georgina for two days and I am doing the Kaffee Fasset/Brandon Mably Zen Thing where you hack off wads of yarn, knit them in, and leave them hanging off the back of the work. You pick 'em up as you need them and pull them loose from the snarl. So far it's working beautifully, but it looks like THIS:

Can I get an "EEK!" from the audience??

I'm used to nice, neat, stranded color knitting. In fact, one of the reasons I'm making this sweater is to practice Intarsia - I haven't done it in about fifteen years. So to produce this... this... SNARL, is a mite disturbing. (The husbeast saw it and said "What is THAT?" and considering the projects he's watched me tackle without saying a word, that in itself worries me.)

Finishing? Tax Sweater? Huh? I don't know what you mean.

Oh. And the Kid Kimono did get in the mail today. I should e-mail her mother and tell her to be careful opening the package... Hmm.

1 comment:

The Queen-a Athena said...

Careful opening the package, huh? Is something going to bite me?

I kind of like all those loose threads hanging at the back. It's very lifelike: the smooth front presented to the world, with all the messy bits and pieces played out in private. I imagine that's why it's called a Zen thing, huh?