Thursday, March 6, 2008

The vest goes on

Third row of blocks is done, and I started the fourth row earlier today. I hate this vest with great passion. I hate the fiddly little squares, the pulling of the yarns, the non-rhythm of knitting this project. What was I thinking? And why couldn't I at least follow the colors in the pattern? I have to sit and THINK hard before choosing colors for each row, as I must make everything perfect. "Have I used this background in this column before?" "Is there enough yellow in this row?" "Has this accent been overused?" "Am I capturing the spirit of the inspiration photo?" I am too much of a control-freak for this to be a good experience.

I will have the most colorful vest in the universe, though, and this thought keeps me going.