Have you ever knit yourself into a corner. I have finally admitted that this is exactly what I did with my new “Nap Sacque”. The idea for it belongs to my DH. Wait, this must be a perfect opportunity to blame the whole thing on him! But to be honest all he said – “you know the baby keeps kicking off the blanket…” So, I thought, I can make her a sleeping bag. The kind of blanket that can not be kicked off.
I still think it is not a bad idea.
It is the start the darned thing from the bottom that was a bad idea. I knit on and on – and I made sure that the thing was VERY roomy, I would have the doubts from time to time. But as they say “DeNile is not just a river in Egypt”, so I kept knitting. Finally, I got to the underarm part and it was time to divide my knitting. That was the moment when I realized, I really did not like the way it would be. I ignored the feeling, and completed the back…
That was it. I just did not like it. So I could not continue knitting it. So I put the poor project away and made some hats.
From time to time I would pull the almost finished “Nap Sacque” out of the bag, look at it and put it back. Then, last Sunday, I frogged the whole thing.
I have carried the ball around with me all this week. Thank G-d, Maggie makes ample knitting bags! It went with me to my LLL meeting on Tuesday, then to a lecture on Wednesday, finally today it went with me to the… dentist.
I do knot know about you, but I am very much afraid of dental work. And I had plenty in the last few months. I love my dentist, but I am terrified of her equipment. Possibly, that is why I get inspired in her office – I am trying to block the reality of what is happening in my mouth.
Well, I have started the “Nap Sacque” over. This time from the top. The neck ribbing was done while I waited for the anaesthesia to kick in, and by the time I left the office I have started the increases.