I love the Kitchener Stitch.
I know a lot of you out there don’t. I don’t exactly why I love it, but I do. Maybe it’s because it is kind of mechanical with all that working between 2 knitting needles and a sewing needle…. and maybe it’s that little mathematical pattern that has a nice rhythm to it.
It is fun, plain and simple.
You might remember from my last post I was fretting a bit over having enough yarn to finish.
Well, one the very day I was doing my Kitchener stitch, the beautiful mink skein I had jittered over, arrived and the skein was from the same the same dye lot too! Laurel had found one for me!
Needless to say, I DID have enough yarn to finish. Not a much, but enough.
It was actually this much ~
but, at the time, it seemed like this much
That’s cutting it pretty close, wouldn’t you say?
Back to the Kitchener stitch, because I have more to report ~
So I there I was happily stitching along, I had counted carefully and I was feelin’ pretty good.
I was almost done when I noticed this!
WHAT THE DICKENS !?!?
That’s a pretty obvious lack of attention! So I backed up. Now the Kitchener stitch is not as much fun when you have to put it in reverse. So I did put it in reverse and started again and ….
it STILL wasn’t right! What am I doing wrong?!
I just couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong even when it looked so obvious!
and of course it Was obvious .. and fixable
I was probably just too caught up in finishing.
And finish it, I did
and as I was washing it the oddest thing happened.
All of the many wonderful experiences and adventures I had and all of the lovely knitters I had met while blogging and knitting Jasmine Tea, came bubbling up to the fore. It was almost like they say when one’s life passes before them in their last moment ~
everything thing was there in one powerful vivid moment.
… and now?
I’m on to something new and exciting so …