Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Yarn Along {5} :: Frustration

As you can see, my knitting has gotten nowhere in the past week. In fact, I think I may be a few rows behind where I was in last weeks post. I did, however, learn a lot about myself. That being I do not knit well under pressure! I ended up ripping this little vest out twice! I have given up all hope of it ever being finished in time for Easter. But, I am still continuing on with it. I told myself that I would not give up. It is such a simple knit, but I think the pressure of wanting to have it finished by Easter is what caused me to make such silly mistakes {two slipped stitches that resulted in holes!!}. Ah well...I can always knit it a bit bigger and have him wear it next Easter, or continue on with the current size and he will have a sweet little vest for the upcoming fall/winter season, or continue at my current pace and keep hoping that it gets done in time! Either way, I will continue on!

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The Owl's are the cover for my Kindle!

In book news, I finished It's Not Summer Without You. I have the final book in the series, We'll Always Have Summer, from the library, but at the same time that I checked it out, my hold for The Peach Keeper on my Kindle became available, so I have decided to read that first. I am about 75% of the way through it and really enjoying it!


Also, I finally checked out Extra Yarn from the library to read with my kids. What a sweet little book! I had never heard of this little treasure until participating in Yarn Along and reading what others are reading, so for this, I am thankful! My kids and I have read it, oh, three times already! Thinking I might have to buy a copy for our home library!


Today, we are forecasted for rain...perfect weather for staying in and knitting!

Linking up once again with Ginny!


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Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." ~ Matthew 19:26

25 comments:

  1. Hi Amy, take your time with the vest, I can't bear to knit to a deadline like that either! I'm so looking forward to getting my hands on that book. Thanks for popping over and happy relaxed stitching ; ) x M

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    1. I am definitely going to take my time here on out! I figure his b-day is in May, so even if it is a gift for him then! It will most definitely be done by then! :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. When I know I have a deadline I tend to make mistakes...it's all that pressure. Pretend you don't have to finish it maybe? I hope it goes better this week :)

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    1. Yes! I never should have put this much pressure on myself! Instead, I am going to go back to knitting it for the enjoyment of it!
      Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  3. Good luck with your vest. I know silly mistakes can be so frustrating, but I think you have a good attitude about it. Better to take your time and have something that you're proud of.

    I was at the Eric Carle Museum recently and they have such a nice bookshop there. I caught a peek at EXTRA YARN. Loved it! I think that book much have been written by a knitter!

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    1. Yes...simple mistakes are very frustrating!! Hoping a long drive tomorrow with my mom will help get me a little farther along! :)

      The book is a MUST for every knitter!! :) Super cute! :)

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  4. I need to look for that book - it sounds like my girls would enjoy it :) Way to go ripping it out and starting over again. I think I did that a *few* times on Sophie's sweater, but the end result was so worth it!

    Happy Wednesday!!

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    1. Yes...the end result will be so worth it!! Even if I do not get it finished until his b-day in May! He will have something mama knit to wear then just like Emma did! :)

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  5. Best of luck on the vest. I know that I make more mistakes when I'm in a hurry.

    Just take your time. It will be great. :-)

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    1. Hi Jen!
      Yes...taking my time is a must with knitting!! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  6. I checked out the vest you are knitting! Really cute. Have you ever tried the Milo vest? I love that pattern. Super cute and SUPER easy.
    Lisa

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    1. I originally started out wanting to knit the Milo...I have the pattern printed out and everything. However, being that I originally wanted to have this done in time for Easter, I was nervous to learn the cabling, since it is something I have never done before! I love the Milo though and plan on making one for all my kids! :)
      Thanks for stopping by!!

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  7. sorry about the vest. it happens to the best of us! and so glad you liked extra yarn...we loved it! and i need to know where you found your kindle cover - so cute!

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    1. I bought the kindle cover from Amazon. It is a peter pauper press print! Here is a link to it: http://www.amazon.com/NeoSkin-Kindle-Sleeve-Neoprene-Cover/dp/1441308598/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1332976470&sr=8-2-fkmr0

      I have a *slight* obesssion with all things owls!! :)

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  8. good for you for persevering! I know that has happened to me as well!! Fixing mistakes is never fun!! I need to get my hands on that book (extra yarn)....everyone is reading it! Happy knitting!!

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    1. No...mistakes are most certainly not fun! But, that is how we learn!Just wish I wasn't hoping for it to be done for Easter! :( And yes, the book is so cute!! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  9. Sorry to hear about your frogging. It's always hard to do but in the end you want to feel good about your knitting, right? I still haven't had a chance to read Extra Yarn but very much want to -- will go to my local library and hope they have it in.

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    1. Yes...I do want to feel good about my knitting which is why I decided to start all over again...twice! :)

      Extra Yarn is a really cute book!! Definitely check to see if your library has it. You will not be disappointed!

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  10. Must order Extra Yarn from the library. That does sound funny to write! Sorry about the vest. Maybe this time round it will go without a hitch.

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    1. Definitely check for it at the library! You will not be disappointed!

      Hoping for a better outcome this time around. Third times a charm, right? :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. That extra yarn book looks is adorable! I've frogged many times, but you can usually bring it back without frogging if you just skipped a stitch. If it happens again, make sure to google it:)

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    1. Thank You! I tried just ripping it back to the row with the slipped stitch, but had a hard time putting it back on the needles...got frustrated...and just decided to start over. If it happens again, I will most likely check you tube for a video on how to fix it without starting over!

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

      Delete
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  13. I totally understand the knitting under pressure. I made 2 mistakes on my daughters Easter shrug, fixed them and am now knitting slowly. It's a shrug not a full blown sweater so it WILL get done in time IF I slow down :-) We love Extra Yarn. It's so cute!

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  14. Just keep working on the vest and there will be the prefect occasion to wear it! I uncovered a sweater for my youngest daughter I had set aside because there was a new step I wasn't sure I could do well. It still fits!!! It will all work out and hand knits will always be adorable.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Yarn Along {5} :: Frustration

As you can see, my knitting has gotten nowhere in the past week. In fact, I think I may be a few rows behind where I was in last weeks post. I did, however, learn a lot about myself. That being I do not knit well under pressure! I ended up ripping this little vest out twice! I have given up all hope of it ever being finished in time for Easter. But, I am still continuing on with it. I told myself that I would not give up. It is such a simple knit, but I think the pressure of wanting to have it finished by Easter is what caused me to make such silly mistakes {two slipped stitches that resulted in holes!!}. Ah well...I can always knit it a bit bigger and have him wear it next Easter, or continue on with the current size and he will have a sweet little vest for the upcoming fall/winter season, or continue at my current pace and keep hoping that it gets done in time! Either way, I will continue on!

Photobucket
The Owl's are the cover for my Kindle!

In book news, I finished It's Not Summer Without You. I have the final book in the series, We'll Always Have Summer, from the library, but at the same time that I checked it out, my hold for The Peach Keeper on my Kindle became available, so I have decided to read that first. I am about 75% of the way through it and really enjoying it!


Also, I finally checked out Extra Yarn from the library to read with my kids. What a sweet little book! I had never heard of this little treasure until participating in Yarn Along and reading what others are reading, so for this, I am thankful! My kids and I have read it, oh, three times already! Thinking I might have to buy a copy for our home library!


Today, we are forecasted for rain...perfect weather for staying in and knitting!

Linking up once again with Ginny!


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Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." ~ Matthew 19:26

25 comments:

  1. Hi Amy, take your time with the vest, I can't bear to knit to a deadline like that either! I'm so looking forward to getting my hands on that book. Thanks for popping over and happy relaxed stitching ; ) x M

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am definitely going to take my time here on out! I figure his b-day is in May, so even if it is a gift for him then! It will most definitely be done by then! :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  2. When I know I have a deadline I tend to make mistakes...it's all that pressure. Pretend you don't have to finish it maybe? I hope it goes better this week :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes! I never should have put this much pressure on myself! Instead, I am going to go back to knitting it for the enjoyment of it!
      Thanks for stopping by! :)

      Delete
  3. Good luck with your vest. I know silly mistakes can be so frustrating, but I think you have a good attitude about it. Better to take your time and have something that you're proud of.

    I was at the Eric Carle Museum recently and they have such a nice bookshop there. I caught a peek at EXTRA YARN. Loved it! I think that book much have been written by a knitter!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes...simple mistakes are very frustrating!! Hoping a long drive tomorrow with my mom will help get me a little farther along! :)

      The book is a MUST for every knitter!! :) Super cute! :)

      Delete
  4. I need to look for that book - it sounds like my girls would enjoy it :) Way to go ripping it out and starting over again. I think I did that a *few* times on Sophie's sweater, but the end result was so worth it!

    Happy Wednesday!!

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Yes...the end result will be so worth it!! Even if I do not get it finished until his b-day in May! He will have something mama knit to wear then just like Emma did! :)

      Delete
  5. Best of luck on the vest. I know that I make more mistakes when I'm in a hurry.

    Just take your time. It will be great. :-)

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    1. Hi Jen!
      Yes...taking my time is a must with knitting!! Thanks for stopping by! :)

      Delete
  6. I checked out the vest you are knitting! Really cute. Have you ever tried the Milo vest? I love that pattern. Super cute and SUPER easy.
    Lisa

    ReplyDelete
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    1. I originally started out wanting to knit the Milo...I have the pattern printed out and everything. However, being that I originally wanted to have this done in time for Easter, I was nervous to learn the cabling, since it is something I have never done before! I love the Milo though and plan on making one for all my kids! :)
      Thanks for stopping by!!

      Delete
  7. sorry about the vest. it happens to the best of us! and so glad you liked extra yarn...we loved it! and i need to know where you found your kindle cover - so cute!

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    1. I bought the kindle cover from Amazon. It is a peter pauper press print! Here is a link to it: http://www.amazon.com/NeoSkin-Kindle-Sleeve-Neoprene-Cover/dp/1441308598/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1332976470&sr=8-2-fkmr0

      I have a *slight* obesssion with all things owls!! :)

      Delete
  8. good for you for persevering! I know that has happened to me as well!! Fixing mistakes is never fun!! I need to get my hands on that book (extra yarn)....everyone is reading it! Happy knitting!!

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    1. No...mistakes are most certainly not fun! But, that is how we learn!Just wish I wasn't hoping for it to be done for Easter! :( And yes, the book is so cute!! Thanks for stopping by! :)

      Delete
  9. Sorry to hear about your frogging. It's always hard to do but in the end you want to feel good about your knitting, right? I still haven't had a chance to read Extra Yarn but very much want to -- will go to my local library and hope they have it in.

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Yes...I do want to feel good about my knitting which is why I decided to start all over again...twice! :)

      Extra Yarn is a really cute book!! Definitely check to see if your library has it. You will not be disappointed!

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

      Delete
  10. Must order Extra Yarn from the library. That does sound funny to write! Sorry about the vest. Maybe this time round it will go without a hitch.

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    1. Definitely check for it at the library! You will not be disappointed!

      Hoping for a better outcome this time around. Third times a charm, right? :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  11. That extra yarn book looks is adorable! I've frogged many times, but you can usually bring it back without frogging if you just skipped a stitch. If it happens again, make sure to google it:)

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    1. Thank You! I tried just ripping it back to the row with the slipped stitch, but had a hard time putting it back on the needles...got frustrated...and just decided to start over. If it happens again, I will most likely check you tube for a video on how to fix it without starting over!

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

      Delete
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  13. I totally understand the knitting under pressure. I made 2 mistakes on my daughters Easter shrug, fixed them and am now knitting slowly. It's a shrug not a full blown sweater so it WILL get done in time IF I slow down :-) We love Extra Yarn. It's so cute!

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  14. Just keep working on the vest and there will be the prefect occasion to wear it! I uncovered a sweater for my youngest daughter I had set aside because there was a new step I wasn't sure I could do well. It still fits!!! It will all work out and hand knits will always be adorable.

    ReplyDelete

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