I'm slogging away at the Frog Prince. Still. Again. Would you believe that I still don't love it and I gutted it again? Broke my heart, but there it is. I just want it how I want it, and the wise words of one of the Faery Ring knitters came back to me: "I have never regretted tearing something out to make it right, but I have often been disappointed when I didn't". Hard to argue with that. And the thought of knitters at my door with torches and pitchforks is always added incentive.
My frustration is nearly complete, but I'm trying to keep in mind the old adage: "Be patient, God isn't finished with me yet". Applies so well to knitters and knitting.
Your kind words and enthusiasm, Gentle Readers, have been such inspiration for me to attack the Knot Garden again:
Here is the second sleeve, begun with a nice bit of the knot garden cable business for a cuff. I'll turn it sideways and knit up for the rest of the sleeve. Wonder how come I always like cables better turned sideways? Same disorder that causes me to color outside the lines, no doubt. Working on this is a welcome distraction when I get a gut full of the Frog.
And now for Something Unusual:
Friends of the blog Interweave Press have invited me to take part in a virtual Tour of Studios. This event will be held this Saturday, October 3. Click the magazine cover above to follow the link this weekend, and you can take in the sights, which include the work digs of many different designers. I don't know about you, but the physical spaces in which creativity happens fascinate me. My little corner of the design world will be on the tour, so you can see where all the magic (and sniveling) happens. I can't wait to see where other designers work. I'm particularly interested to learn if many others have tiny little areas, like me. My office is actually in the hallway which joins my foyer to my dining room - barely even qualifies as a hallway - and occupies less than 70 square feet. I long for a real room with a door, but for the time being, this little space suits me well. Once I carved it out, I was really surprised how popular it became with the rest of my family: I usually have to shoo one or more smallies out of the way to do my thing.
In the meantime, if anyone needs me, I'll be in the corner, muttering curses on a frog.