“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

Now that I am back on my feet, I have to take some satisfaction that my period of indisposition wasn’t a complete waste of time.  

Behold my first garment:

A sweater for me!

Excuse the crappy photo taken from my iPhone and the oh-so-lovely towel backdrop (I was blocking the sweater at the time I took the photo).  It’s a pretty simple sweater as sweaters go; it’s knit in one piece and is sleeveless to go over another long-sleeved shirt.  But it fits me, and I made a whole garment from string.  FROM STRING I TELL YOU!*

Knitting is just freaking magic.



*Hats and socks are not garments – they are accessories and therefore do not count in my “garment” paradigm.

October 21st, 2008 at 2:43 pm
9 Responses to “At least I wasn’t entirely unproductive.”
  1. 1
    jodifur Says:

    wow, i’ve been knitting 4 years and couldn’t make that.

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    Willow Says:

    I have crocheted on and off my whole life, it seems, and I couldn’t in a million years do that. It’s gorgeous!

  3. 3

    Beautiful. I envy you your skill.

  4. 4

    I am so impressed. Try as I might, I am only an afghan/scarf girl.

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    Stephanie Says:

    AWESOME! You’ll have to explain one day what blocking is and how it is done.

    I’m steadily working on my list of hats. I’m on hat #4. I have 2 more in queue. Then I must learn to make socks!

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    Sheila Says:


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    April Says:


    That’s a lot of persistance. And a lovely end result as well.

  8. 8

    How cool is that. I want to learn to knit. Is that a commercial pattern?

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    magpie Says: