Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Steps

  1. I admit that I am powerless over The Sweater.
  2. I believe that a Power greater than myself may be able to save it.
  3. Made a decision to put it away before it drives me crazy.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of the pieces before putting it away.
  5. Admitted to God, to myself, and to another human being the exact nature of what it is to be a sock knitter trying to make a sweater.
  6. Am entirely ready to pay A Professional finish The Sweater.
  7. Will humbly ask said Professional to overlook the defects in the pieces.
  8. I was wrong and I admit it; next time I will attempt a sweater of single piece construction.
  9. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve my conscious contact with yarn and designers, praying for knowledge of their will for me and their power to influence my projects.
  10. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, I will try to carry this message to other knitters, and to practice these principles in my future projects.


Anonymous said...

Heh. I think I am a sock knitter who attempts a sweater on occasion, too. Sheepish Annie is another one; her solution is to refer to any sweater-in-progress as a dishcloth (with sleeves) to avoid attracting the wrath of The Sweater Goddess. One piece construction rocks; I just bought Knitting from the Top for that very reason.

All your protestions aside, I look forward to seeing photos of your sweater.

Anonymous said...

oh my dear ... I'd no idea the sweater had become a 12step ... the pictures of it are lovely ... perhaps ... perhaps it is just not quite ready to pull itself together into a whole ... this IS a doable project!!!
the fish