Well, last night I got an email letting me know that Ben J. (of TAKEOFFYOURCLOTHES) and I got into the Renegade Craft Fair here in Brooklyn. So, if you're in NYC in early June, come check out our booth!
(The Renegade Craft Fair is June 6 and 7th at McCarren Park in Williamsburg, 11AM to 7PM.)
This past week I spent some time with my spinning wheel and practiced making 2-ply skeins with some fiber I had laying around my studio.
Here are the results:
I like thick-and-thin skeins a lot, but these days I prefer to knit with something that has a more constant weight and gauge.
So, I will be mailing these to my sister Windy soon—possibly tomorrow—to encourage her to keep on knitting.
I was discussing this last night: I'm not sure if I'd want to learn to knit all over again because sometimes I realize how much there is that I DON'T know and I get a bit overwhelmed. I know that no one can learn everything overnight and that these things take time, but still…
I think I might just be in one of those momentary ruts where I busy myself by comparing myself (and my skills) to others and get very discouraged and unhappy. You know, those moments when you're like, "What's the use? So-and-so is better than me and will always be better than me. You should just stop."
I don't get like this often at all. I'm usually content with my abilities because I know that they'll only improve.
But I'm human, so every once in awhile I start getting down on myself. And I become really frustrated, especially when I can't do something right. (Like this morning I was practicing cables and was NOT happy with myself or my results. It really bummed me out.)
This will pass.
In other news, I reworked my short shorts, and they now fit GREAT! No bunching or anything.
I'm really happy with the results and cannot wait to make a pair with a carefully designed color pattern.
I'll post photos really soon.