I am knitting, ripping, and knitting over (and over) the section of Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Hybrid Shirt-Yoke Seamless Sweater variation. The problem is not following the delightfully written instructions for it, in “Knitting Without Tears” (and which I talk about briefly in this post ) , but in my usual improvisation of the design , as one of the homesteaders asked for his to have a v-neck. The sweater design of the hybrid shirt yoke sweater of Elizabeth Zimmerman’s actually has a particular neck opening which results from the particular shirt yoke style, and it is not v-shaped in the least. So I have to figure out how to do it. Wingin’ it again. Never not improvising, which is exhilarating, but stressful .
Rip, rip , rip, knit again. Repeat.
I know eventually I will get it right, even though I seem to be losing confidence rather than gaining insight. Jeff seems to be surprised to hear as he comes through the door home from work, that again I’ve ripped back. ” No… not again ! ”
But to me it feels like this …
So I continue to knit & rip, and knit again…because I do know that only by doing this can I get ahead of the learning curve. Only by doing this an insane amount of times, can I truly understand how this all works…. even though at times I feel like a brainless knitting machine.
Oh hey !!! “Knit Again” brings something to mind I want to share. It occurred to me in my predicament to ~ finally ~ watch the foreign film that is all about this insane act of knitting and ripping, and knitting again. “Wool 100% ” by Mai Tominaga. This film grasps it truly ! A very abstract film, and a bit nightmarish in imagery, but clean enough. I highly recommend it for all foreign film loving knitters .