Friday, September 2, 2011

Endings and beginnings

I love finishing things, but even more I love starting them. When I've finished something it's done, all its beauty and faults locked in. For example my green cardigan, which started life as 600 grams of fibre is done

I really like it. I designed the whole thing round the buttons and I think they work well, the colour is good and the fit on the body is perfect. On the other hand the neckline is more boatneck than I planned and the buttonholes aren't quite evenly spaced. Certainly these things do not make the garment bad, but they make it less that the vision of perfection with which I begin every knitting project.

Take, for example, my Rock Island: new project bag, yarn completed and so far, perfect. I know that somewhere between now and when I come back and show the finished item this potential perfection will be compromised. That's just the way the world is, things come out wonderfully, but often very different from how we expect them to be.

BTW, the answer to last post's fibre question was micron.


  1. ::Head slap:: of course micron…

    A great fitting cardi, I can't wait to see it in real life and to have a closer look at those buttons.

  2. ooooh pretty!
    those buttons are fabulous!