"Anything worth doing is worth doing badly," observed G.K. Chesterton. I'm right on board with that, having once again taken up knitting.
Here are a couple of other details, for instance, from my latest creation. (I can only knit "scarves" and as you can see, I have a long way to go even there).
That last was the result of a very unfortunate incident where I thought gaily, I will just take my knitting with me to the meeting, like those handy homemaker types you see tatting bassinet blankets and such. I can be a craftsperson just as well as the next guy or gal!
What happened was that, after I'd already been working on the damn thing for weeks, somehow in transport 3/4 of an entire row of yarn came off the needle. Apparently there's a way you can pick up the stitch with a crochet hook and thread it up on through, which believe it or not, I had actually done before, but this was just hopeless. In a flash of inspiration, however, I conceived of another way. I simply jammed my needle through every SINGLE loose stitch I could find! This made for several extremely chaotic, extremely tight, extremely scary rows. But I did manage to salvage (in a manner of speaking) my garment. Other, smaller mistakes had to do with multi-tasking snafus, spilled coffee, and worry over my mother.
Anyway, I call it the Scar Scarf.
| HDK fashion tip:|
Wrap ANYTHING around your neck enough times, stand far enough away, and squint.
It keeps me out of the bars. Thanks, G.K.!