Friday, January 25, 2013

Just Keep Knitting, Just Keep Knitting

You've probably seen the movie "Finding Nemo," and if you haven't, you should!  :)  In the movie, Dori, voiced by one of my favorite women, Ellen Degeneres, says "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming" to Nemo's Dad.  I'm sure I'm not the first person to change that mantra to "Just keep knitting, just keep knitting."  

This mantra has served me well with my current knitting project, Metamporh Cowl.  For some reason, it took a while for my brain to wrap around how to do the Brioche stitches in the round.  I could do them on a flat swatch, with ease, but doing them in the round, using 2 colors, that really stumped me for a while!  I frogged this project at least 7-8 times.  But I was determined NOT to give up!  

With the help of a friend and the author of the pattern, it finally clicked in my head the other night and I figured out what I was doing wrong.  I seriously had one of those light bulb on moments in my head, and I nearly jumped for joy!  It truly made my night to be able to move forward on this cowl.  Once I got past the snafu, I've been able to make quite a bit of progress today.  

If you are not on Ravelry, you can view this YouTube video from the author of the pattern.  It shows you all the ways you can wear Metamorph!  It's quite versatile.  

Here's my progress report on mine.  I'm using the Knit Picks Bare Superwash wool and nylon yarn that I hand dyed using Greener Shades Dyes.  The cowl will be reversible, but this is my favorite side so far.  The colors are coming together so beautifully!  

I encourage you to "Just keep knitting, just keep knitting" when you become stumped on patterns.  Don't give up!  It's so rewarding when it all clicks.   

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