Blog or Blog Not!
I got tired of waiting around for my blogging mojo to show up and decided to listen to Barbara Sher, who says not to wait until you feel like doing something - either do it or declare you're not doing it.
If you're going to draw, draw every day and don't wait for some magical state of wanting to draw that might never show up.
This is one of those things I remember and forget, remember and forget. Well, I've remembered it again: Do, or do not! Knit, or knit not. Blog, or blog not.
I've been knitting, finishing and working on finishing things I started a long time ago.
If you remember this one, you've been reading the blog for a looooong time. I started it back in August of 2007, after taking Galina Khmeleva's Orenburg class at the Michigan Fiber Festival.
I never really liked this wool: it's scratchy to knit with, and it smells bad. Now it's finally finished and cast off and it's done.
I started another quirky little Niebling doily from Kunststricken: Decken, Garnituren, Spitzen (Bände 408 und 760). This one is on page 9 of Bände 760, on the right in photo 15, chart 17. In the photo below, it's on my red 00 (1.75 mm) needles, and it's binding into a bowl shape.I was hoping it would block out, but off the needles, it still was pretty stubbornly bowl-shaped.
I didn't want a knitted coracle, even a miniature one, so I'm trying again on US 0 (2.0 mm) needles. It's still starting to bind around row 39, but it stretches out more like the photo.
There are a couple of these quirky little patterns, around 50 rounds in size, in Bände 760, and I'm looking forward to knitting and blogging about them.