Instead, it's music on Sunday (learning the oboe again), painting on Monday (oils), book club on Tuesday (Madame Bovary this month), choir on Wednesday, you get the picture. And let me say. I also have a full time job AND a family.
|The Inspiring Agnes Clutch|
|Rowan Colourscape goodness|
The owner of the shop, a very helpful and experienced knitter, looked over the pattern with me. "Have you done the provisional cast-on?" she asked. "Uh, no," I thought. As she demonstrated—using two needles AND a crochet hook, I also thought, "I'm way over my head here."
And still I carried on.
Here's where I am today.
The beginnings of the Agnes Clutch.
Looks simple. (It's just the angle of the photo!)
And here's what I've learned:
1. It's good to push your boundaries, even if you sometimes feel frustrated.
2. It's not good to knit in the sort-of dark.
3. Really expensive yarn DOES make for a much better knitting experience.
I think my Agnes Clutch will be as pretty as I dreamed when I forked over the fortune for the yarn. And if I'm going to knit it and rip it out over and over, which is just how it seems right now, it might as well be a pleasant experience as I knit.