Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Years ago when I first started knitting, a very wise knitting sen say gifted me the introduction to sock knitting along with two beautiful skeins of sock yarn in a jean colorway (since I would live in my jeans if I had the choice). She tried desperately to teach me the ways of the sock. After about a year of experimenting, knitting, frogging, re-knitting, tinking back, frogging again, and starting over, I had three socks from the yarn, none of which matched nor fit. It would appear that I was not destine to follow in my sen say's footsteps. Years have past now and I have since found my inner sock knitter and have proven my success with a few beautiful pairs (all that fit I might add!). When I came across Mission Possible 2008 I sorted through my stash and stumbled again upon a baggie containing three mismatched socks and some left over yarn. I decided right then and there to frog it all, re-cake it, and start again. I found a lovely pattern called Cornucopia and set forth on my 4th sock with this yarn. As the first sock began to form I settled on calling them "Life's a Whirl Wind" with all the swirling, spiraling stitches and the blue muddy colorway. A name that really seems to fit my life right now (not to mention the weather outside as I kitchnered the second toe). My life appears to have been frogged and it's now time for me to find a new more suitable pattern and begin knitting the strands of my life back into something that fits. Life's a Whirl Wind - you never know how things are going to turn out or how many tries it will take until you get it right.