Reminiscing earlier knits - Sophie felted bag
I've been cleaning up (and backing up) some of my knitting photos (digital). I started with my 2004 knitting projects (I didn't start knitting until December 2003) and am working forward. I can look at an old photo and remember specific things that made me literally sweat remembering the difficulties I might've been having. Kitchener stitch? It totally eluded me and defeated me each and every time I attempted it and I had nightmares about it. But now . . . somehow . . . I can kitchener (i.e. graft) without sweating. How did this happen? I totally don't know. I can't remember the moment I got it, and the miracle that is felting has erased and blurred my early attempts to graft i-cord handles to a Sophie bag, for instance. I knit and felted 8 Sophies and never did a proper kitchene stitch of the handles. But now, with socks, I don't have issues. I do need a book and some quiet, but I can do it.
The single amazing TRUTH to come out of all this knitting -- the thing never attempted is the thing never mastered.