I’ve been up late the past several nights. Partly because I have insomnia and my current medication isn’t working for it (no worries, I have an appointment with my doctor soon and we’ll fix it then) and partly because it’s my only quiet time.
In addition to finishing my Ashwyn Beret (that would be the pretty lace hat in the picture above) I’ve been inching along on my Wurm. Not even inching. Centimetering. (Is that a word? It is now.)
We all know that I am a hat knitter. Hats are my jam. So why am I not just knitting like the wind on this hat? I love the yarn. I love my needles. (I’m using my Addi Clicks. J’adore.) And I realized around 1 am this morning that I’m nervous about the brim on this hat.
You see, that was what flummoxed me last time I attempted to knit this hat. I know that I was a much newer knitter than I am now. I know that I have successfully picked up and knit stitches. Therefore, picking up and knitting the picked up stitch to a live stitch can’t be that hard. I’m totally psyching myself out.
The beauty of realizing this is now that I know what the issue is, I can face it. What’s the worst that will happen? I’ll have to start over? That’s not the end of the world. Hell, some projects I’ve started 3 or 4 times because I screwed them up. (Always in different ways, though. At least I learn from my mistakes!) So, before the fold I will put in a life line. And I will quit worrying. After all, I have some amazing knitters that I’m lucky to call friend. If worse comes to worse, I’ll just start asking questions and picking brains. And having said that, y’all have been warned! 😉
How’s your Wurm coming? Are you inching along or flying? Have you conquered the brim? Any advice for those of us who haven’t?