Bleepity Bleep Bleep mittens….

January 2, 2008 at 5:06 pm (Uncategorized)

Oh Yeah. Now I remember why I have avoided Elizabeth Zimmerman’s works….

 I end up feeling like a flaming idiot, that’s why.

 She is much like my beloved Aunt and Grandma….incredibly intelligent with a dry wit…and her brain worked much differently than mine. The dedication in the book to the “blind followers”….that’s me. You know what, I’m fine with being a blind follower. Bleepity bleep fine, thank you very much.

 The mitten so far looks….like crapola. I am reminding myself, that tho I took a colorwork class and practiced a bit, this is my first fair isle/stranded project. I can forgive the tension issues…..but the mitten itself…..pure crap. Crap on a stick, no less.

 Argh. I’ve been sick since New Year’s Eve, thanks to the coworker who insisted on coming in sick I’m sure. I finished Koolhaus AND made myself finish the simple rib (Player ripoff) Twinkle Toes hat and cast on for the mittens last night while watching Biggest Loser (of which I am now a total convert and fan – Reality TV got me at last….).

 EZ’s so-called “pithy” instructions are not pithy enough. Just tell me what to do, dammit. I’ve reached the patterning on the mitten and will begin the thumb, I think. I’m a mite confused…uh, I’m a LOT confused about the thumb and am wondering why I didn’t make a SOLID pair or maybe a striped pair to start. Noooooo…..I had to do the Norwegian ones.

I loaded the camera software onto the newer computer….but can’t find the cord that goes between camera/computer. One of these days, i really WILL get pictures up again. sigh.

After all that b*tching….really, I am not quite as crabby as I sound…just frustrated with the “even an idiot could do it” tone of the book, when i am obviously exactly the kind of idiot she is talking about in the forward. Blind. Following.

 You betcha baby. And just fine with it.



  1. Chris said,

    Oh, I’m sorry to hear that you’re sick AND frustrated by the book. 😦 I don’t remember the tone of the book being like that.

  2. Jeanne said,

    Feel better soon. I hate co-workers who think they are so important the world will end if they don’t go to work, this taking out everyone around them.

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