This weekend's knitting left me feeling a little like Homer on his Odyssey*. The Siren song of Clapotis and perils of trying to knit Blaze were a bit like navagating Scylla and Charybdis. I had made pretty good time while knitting the body, and the sleeves were completed in a snap. But when it came time to put it all together...where was my
brain, luck experience? "What size did I knit the body?, What do the instructions REALLY mean when they say...?, OMG, I need to tink back two full rows!?, AGAIN!?" My Zen was put to the test.
Even though I had knit one size for the sleeves and a different size for the body, (a quick try on and it looks to be fine) it should fit together despite the size differences. Reading through the pattern I also found that there shouldn't be a need to change anything when making neck decreases. No reason to
freak out, dive into the frog pond loose my head a fourth second time. It is now knitting up quickly and I should make my goal of completion by Christmas. Perhaps....
There IS the 'little splash' which is causing trouble with the
voices in my head attention span. The song of the Siren is getting louder and louder and my strength is diminishing. So I made Santa don Blaze as a distraction...just for a good belly laugh...it worked! For about 3 minutes. Sigh. Will Clapotis be my Charybdis? Will I make it through the perils of Blaze and continue on to the end without other distractions? Will Santa like Blaze so much that he'll abscond with her it? Will I continue to over use the new Strike Through feature? This is fun!
Will I finally
take my lazy ass make it out to do some Christmas shopping? I'm not only living with 'Delusions of Grandeur' but also with the delusion(s) that everything will work out fine in the end. Another sigh. It's the Christmas Season! Enjoy, have fun, and pass the booze punch !
*This is a very interesting site with a quick and entertaining explanation of Homer's journeys.