I'm trying to figure out if I'm psycho or schizo, or possibly both. Maybe I'm a psychotic narcissist. The reason behind all this psychiatric wonderings is my knitting. You see I find myself going from, "I love knitting, how do people live without knitting? These KALs are the most fun, I'm enjoying this so much," to "I hate knitting, why did I ever start this crap, and these stupid KALs with all the stupid clues and mystery, idiots." See? Actually, I think if you look in the DSM (Diagnostic Statistical Manual) this love/hate thang would be categorized as Bi-Polar Knitting Disorder. Happily, the love is way more stronger than the hate. The hate only lasts about a minute if that long. So I think I'm okay except for the voices that keep telling me there are KALs out there I know not of.
Here's a picture of a swatch I knitted up for the Spring Shawl Surprice (sic). If you want to join look to the right under Emma Belle's picture and there thou shalt find the link. Anyways, I think I'm going to have to go down in needle size. I'm using Jaggerspun Zephyr. I'm not sure of what the color is called because it was a gift and it didn't have the name. I'm not really a "pink" person so I don't call it pink. I prefer to call it Light Rose. The swatch is knitted up using US size 3's. I think I'm going to have to go down to a size 2. The designer's swatcher's swatch is 4.7" x 3.9" whereas mine is approximately 6" x 5".
And I'm not sure if it is too open or not. I know it is a "what you like" thing but, what do you think? I'm such a dang loose knitter. Someone on one of the KAL groups prefers to say "relaxed" knitter. I think that just makes me a relaxed loose knitter. Or possibly a loose relaxed knitter?
What would be a good word for a person that is the knitting equivalent of a