Sunday, September 05, 2010

The Eternal Optimist

Or at what point do you frog?

I’ve been knitting this Moebius Scarf, from Simply Knitting, forever – or so it seems, and I am not enjoying it one little bit, in fact I am having one of those ‘whatever possessed me’ moments.

I really don’t like Rowan Milk Cotton – it makes my fingers feel dirty, it’s not soft and it smells funny. I hate doing moss stitch and the rows are endless. I’m not happy with the colour changes either, I like a nice clean change, not the loops from the stitch below interfering with the new row, and as for carrying the yarn you aren’t using up the side, well there isn’t a side so it looks horrible, added to which I can’t even imagine myself wearing this thing!

And yet I’m still plodding on in the vain hope that it will get better, that I will like it, that I will start to enjoy moss stitch (though heavens knows why I am even considering the possibility – I’ve hated it for the last 30 odd years, so what’s going to change now?) you see, I’m the eternal optimist (or downright stupid, perhaps) and so I knit on






Ah, that’s better :0)


Auntie Noo said...


I love the look of moss stitch but hate knitting it!

Silvia said...

I was ready to leave a simple 'FROG EEEEEEEETTTT' comment but you done it
I love Moss stitch but always get mixed up at some point
And why does the word verfication say fatie??? Is it trying to tell me something????lol

janiannie said...

I think you were just teasing us! I was thinking the same as Silvia all the way through, then at the very end there it was...gone!
You were very patient to persevere for so long, or even to cast on!