July 10, 2007

Giving up knitting

Another post I know but I am so depressed at my failure to do simple lace:( I am seriously thinking of giving up knitting. What is the point if I can not do the simplest of patterns?
Really feel down now

14 comments:

Christina said...

sorry you had to frog :( If it makes you feel any better, I had to as well. good luck for you next project, from a fellow polka dot!!

Cindy said...

Venga! Venga! Venga!
Keep pedeling... er... knitting! The goal is Paris!

Brahdelt said...

Oh, Amber, please, don't do that!
It's just a small misfortune on your knitting journey, think about all the beautiful things you've made and all those still ahead of you! Keep knitting! *^v^*

Marianne said...

Oh dear, don't give up the knitting, for one, your hands have a harder time with the finer fibre and needles but I look at all the fabulous hats and shawls you've knit...give the lace a rest, then next time find a more substantial yarn, bigger needles, and I'm thinking the life lines will be easier to thread through also.

Craftydramaqueen said...

Don't give up! You have made sooo many lovely shawls. Try something completely different in a chunkier yarn that's easier for you to work with. If I gave up every time I did something wrong I'd have zilch FOs! I can't ride a bike either so I'd be rubbish in the Tour de France KA ;D

Jennifer said...

Don't give up! I am the Queen of Frogging, seriously...

(from VV Swap)

Meg said...

Lace knitting is not for everyone, in fact for the sum total of knitters in the universe, I reckon lace knitting is enjoyed by a miniscule portion. It says nothing about you as a person or a knitter that you want to fling the stole across the room. Walk away and don't look back! Pick up something else you will enjoy more! (And I too have a piece of lace knitting that just wouldn't work out which one day I intend to frame...when I can bear to look at it again.)

Auntly H said...

Don't give up knitting; you love it (your masthead even says so)!

So, the fine laceweight isn't so good for you... Could you try a sock yarn and some slightly bigger needles? I've made a few nice lace scarves that way. Or maybe a sport weight for a cozy shrug.

Please don't leave Le Tour. We need you in the mountains or sprinting or... whichever spins your wheels. (bad, bad puns - must be time for bed.)

Aknita said...

I am sorry you had to frog :(

Now hindsight of course is a wonderful thing, BUT did you use a lifeline which would saved you a little stress. I'm making a Forest Canopy too, so if you need a hand just yell! I am Joy in the Maillot Vert section, and I said hello to you briefly at Woolfest ( I was with Badger )

Row 3 of FC is the trickiest IMO.

Artis-Anne said...

Please do not give up on your knitting (see my post below). I know how hard it is when our joints are so inflexable but we do need to keep using them. My Dad's hands were totally deformed with arthritis but he created the most wonderful , intricate model boats that are in museums all over the world and he would have days of struggling at times. He always said to me when I told him to stop working on them 'use it or lose it' and I think its true. . Why don't you look for a lace pattern stitch you like and and try and see if you can do it with any weight , needle you are comfortable with and then knit a rectangle? I do think that at times we do feel the need to knit this or that because someone else had done it so we must try but yours would be original :)

Shorty said...

Please don't give up! A hiccup only lasts a little while. Then you breath freely again.

Chelsea said...

Don't you dare make yourself feel bad! Lace is not easy stuff! It's a billion tiny little stitches all lined up (most often crookedly lined up, btw) and ready to laugh and point fingers at us. It's just not fair. If you're not up for lace, maybe doing something that you've been wanting to finish would make you feel better. Either way, don't feel like you have to complete one thing or another - just do what is good for your lovely soul. Nothing more. And don't even think for a moment that it has conquered you - it's just bad timing. The yarn didn't want to cooperate and it's not your fault. :) Hugs!!!!!

Vivian said...

Ok you've fallen of your shawl, I mean bike but don't give up. All of your fellow racers are chearing you on. Grab another bike, I mean project form the support car and Vive la Tour!

I stuggle with lace too and as you may have heard I've actully lost mine(I swear I didn't set it on fire)Maybe we should start a lace suport group.

yvonnep said...

Don't give up knitting, you would miss all those wonderful words and pals and lovely presents and fine knitted things...
(Somewhere I have this yarn for that shawl that all dutch knitters already knitted, but I frogged it already ten or maybe twenty times.)