Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Celebrate the Little Victories

I am immensely pleased with myself! It is, indeed, a small step but it's a step in the right direction. I have finished one half of the first edging. See? There are 10 points! Ten more to go.

Now that I'm comfortable with the pattern, yarn and needles, it's flowing quite smoothly, if slowly. That's fine. It's the process at this point. The product will come. In the meantime, I'm celebrating the small victories.

My Knit Picks order came this week and in it was this book, "Selbuvotter" by Terri Shea. Selbu is a town in Norway where much of what we recognize as Norwegian-style knitting originated. This book goes into some of the history of the mittens (votter) and gloves of that region.

Ms. Shea has also re-created some of the original mittens and gloves from museum pieces. It's an interesting book to read and filled with inspiration. I can see this book being an important part of my knitting library. Already, there are patterns I'd like to try and bits and pieces I'd like to try to incorporate into other knitting.

Off to work another repeat or two.....

1 comment:

  1. The book seems great indeed! And I am sure you will use it more than once!
    It is usually the little victories I celebrate because I need more “praise” than the finished project coming some time in the future…
    Keep knitting! Stitch after stitch after stitch.