Now, I must just say right up front that I am not the most skilled knitter in the world. Having taught myself to knit from books, I could be that I was left behind in my training. But I persist, and it seems to me that I’m starting to get it right.
As part of my personal thrifty-craft initiative I watch for good quality left-over yarn at thrift stores–and what better way to promote thrifty knitting than to work in a small scale? Takes less yarn, less time, and the agony of failure is exponentially smaller, right? Why not a pair of tiny mittens to use as Christmas ornaments? And I could take a stab at knitting from a chart for the first time.
I combined a couple of patterns and started off. One success lead to another, and I had a pair. Cute, huh? Oh, wait—there seems to be a certain problem. Apparently, experienced knitters reverse the pattern!
How to make things right—a gift for half a monkey? Two one-armed dollies? I know what they say about dancers with two left feet, what about knitters with two left hands? Dang. I think there’s enough yarn left to make it right this time. All that’s left to do is start again. Right after I finish the other two mittens I’ll have two pairs, because two rights don’t make a . . .
Well, anyway. Back to the needles.