Somewhere along the line I developed a laughably egotistical attitude towards knitting. I think my logic is something like I can read patterns, I can read my knitting, and I can learn (or already know) techniques therefore I can knit anything. It’s a bit silly but I can’t help it! What do I have to aspire to? Patience. I don’t like teeny tiny needles. This partially has to do with comfort in my hands but it’s also because I’m impatient. I’d like to have the patience to knit The Tea Garden Dress from A Stitch In Time. It’s a beautiful dress, though I realistically know that I should never knit that because it would look terrible on me.
Here’s a pattern to inspire me that would get worn and would be useful.
That would be Kingdom. I could always use gloves because I have a hard time finding ones that fit my hands. I have relatively long fingers and generally have extremely long nails. I’ve only found one pair of gloves that fit my hands in the past 5 years. It didn’t matter much until I came to WA where it gets cold sometimes in the winter. Next year when I’m in Lancaster, gloves would probably be handy.
Look at these things. They’re beautiful. There would be two challenges for me with this pattern. Challenge #1 would be using the teeny tiny needles. Challenge #2 would be all of those cables. I can do cables but I’m generally a mindless knit kind of person (probably because I always watch TV/movies when I knit). These cables are going to take attention. Mostly what it comes down to is that these gloves are going to take time and attention and I’m not the most patient person ever.
Now that I’m looking at this pattern I remember buying needles to make this. I guess I have to do it now. =P
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