It's not that I'm not good at knitting; I am pretty good at it, though I do wish I could improvise more and make my own patterns. I do that fearlessly with sewing, and have begun to feel brave enough in weaving to do so. Every time I try to make my own patterns in knitting, I end up having to rip the whole thing out. I've been knitting since I was nine years old, and I should be much more fearless with it than anything else I do, but the fear of wasting yarn and time make my creativity freeze up. I follow patterns to the letter and still can only hope for the best.
Now, I know if I would actually take paper and pencil, knit a swatch and chart an actual pattern, I would be more successful. The only excuse I have to offer is that I just don't feel like it! So, disappointment might follow, but I sure do like knitting something so mindless and easy.
On Saturday, I promised photos of the tapestry class and Bloomsday, but I don't actually have any. LouAnn posted many photos of our fun tapestry class on clinchvalleyguild.blogspot.com, so any that I would have taken would have been redundant. It was a great class, a great group and a lot of fun.
Bloomsday was just too darned hot! We got there at 1:50, and we were warned that it would end at 3. I assured the kind women selling tickets that there was no way we would last that long! Mom had her sun hat, but we both forgot sunblock and water. Even the plants looked sad and dry!
I've taken 4 days off this week, and have spent today cleaning and weaving. I've also got to blog for Tuesday Weavers, so it's a busy, but very enjoyable day. Check out my weaving news on tuesdayweavers.blogspot.com. Happy weaving, knitting, cleaning and whatever else fills you day today!
P.S. LouAnn just sent me a photo of my tapestry adventures in Carl's class this weekend, as you see from her comment below, and here it is!
So much fun! I will try to finish this sampler and perhaps post it later!