Friday, February 10

Stumbling through the starting blocks.

Well I've cast on and gotten a couple rows done of my bag... unfortunately, it's not turning out as nicely as I'd hoped. I'm going to frog it and restart. I will make the stripes slightly more narrow, and make the bag a little smaller proportionally. I just did a few rows of Alex's sweater to restablish my bearings, and will take a pic of what I did so far before I frog it all. In the spirit of the Knitter's Pledge that Stephanie posted today, I will continue on, and not get discouraged.

Here is the pledge, borrowed {without permission!} from Yarn Harlot's site:
The Knitting Olympics Athletes Pledge
I, a knitter of able hands and quick wits, to hereby swear that over the course of these Olympics I will uphold the highest standard of knitterly excellence.
I will be deft of hand and sure of pattern, I will overcome troubles of yarn overs and misplaced decreases. I will use the gifts of intelligence and persistence (as well as caffeine and chocolate) and I will execute my art to the highest form, carrying with me the hope for excellence known to every knitter.
I strive to win. To do my best, and to approach the needles with my own best effort in mind, without comparing myself to my fellow knitters, for they have challenges unique to them.
While I engage in this pursuit of excellence and my own personal, individual best, I also swear that I will continue to engage with my family in conversation, care for my pets, speak kindly with those who would ask me to do something other than knit, and above all, above every stitch thrown or picked, above every cable, every heel stitch, every change of colour, I swear this:
That I will remember that this is not the real Olympics, that I'm supposed to be having fun and that my happiness and self-worth ride not on my success....
but on my trying.

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