Thursday, 18 June 2009

Making Up After the Break Up

Lelah ended up in the languishing wip pile because the last time I was knitting it, the bust came out too big and I knew I'd have to frog that portion and re-knit. Frogging makes me so depressed. So when I first knew that it wasn't going to work out, I couldn't bring myself to frog just yet. So I gave myself a breather. A nice, long, year-and-then-some breather. But then I needed my 3 mm circulars, to which Lelah was still attached. And that's when I saw her again, still gorgeous even after all the time apart. I frogged the bust, and just like that pesky ex you can't quite let go of, I suddenly had forgotten why we broke up in the first place, Lelah and I. I invited her out to be my TTC Knitalong knitting, and we such a great time together. It was like we had never been apart. And now- well, I'm head over heels for her all over again: (a blocking photo- Lelah in Repose) I just need to sew in the elastic and add the ribbon. I'm not someone who puts off the finishing of a knit, so expect some FO shots very soon!!

10 comments:

Michele said...

Totally gorgeous! I can't wait to see it finished. I'm glad you two made up.

Hilary said...

Haha! I love the analogy - knitting can *so* be like being in a relationship! I'm glad you and Lelah have reconnected - she truly is gorgeous!

weezalana said...

Looks great in blocking mode, can't wait to see it done!

I'm actually winging up a top-down cardi right with a similar stitch pattern, must be in the air! ;)

e said...

looks gorgeous!

I am feeling almost the same with swallowtail. Being nervous about not having enough yarn to finish her off is breaking my heart but, I think I will try to cast off a bit early and hopefully that will save her.

Can't wait to see the FO shots.

Clumsy Knitter said...

Ha! Well put. I am wavering over whether to commit to a project or cut it loose right now. That's a cute top, so I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product! :)

hibou said...

I'm glad you made up! I'm going through a frogging patch in one of my knitting relationships right now...thanks for giving me hope!

CanarySanctuary said...

It looks lovely in it's wip state, so I can imagine when it graduates to FO it'll be stunning.
Btw, I loooove the boyfriend-to-knit analogy. Perfect!
(funny enough, the want of available circs has caused me to do the very same thing in the past!)

the Lady said...

That will be a pretty top! Sometimes people and knits just need a time-out.

Maryse said...

It will be absolutely gorgeous! A great summer knit! I look forward to read more details on it and see pictures!

Tanis said...

I think that this is going to look awesome on you! I can't wait to see it modeled.