Monday, 24 May 2010

Sheer Frustration

One of my character traits is that I show a great deal of patience. Most of the time any way. I admit that when I am very depressed, patience is one of the things that disappears along with self-confidence, self-esteem and my ability to concentrate. I'm no different to anyone else in these circumstances and when these things happen frustration creeps in when anything that I am doing goes wrong.

This afternoon I have drafted the knitting pattern for my sock design and I have started knitting the second sock using the pattern. Three times I have started this second sock, and three times I have inadvertently pulled at the wrong needle of the five that I am using and ended up having 16 stitches not on their needle.

The fact that I have done this three times is an indicator that I am not concentrating on what I am doing. I can't blame it on watching television because I don't have it on. I'm not at a difficult stage in the pattern, its just working the rib that forms the cuff. But for some reason I just keep trying to transfer a needle that is in my left hand to my right hand and I keep moving the wrong one. The result being that I have two needles without stitches instead of one.

Sheer frustration!


fine fine fine said...

But the fact that you've gone back and done it shows sheer determination too! x

Differently Sane said...

Knitting with five needles sounds incredibly complicated. I think to have made three attempts shows incredible patience too. Don't be too hard on yourself, maybe take a bit of a break for half an hour or so and return, it might give frustration levels chance to drop and concentration levels time to rise.

Hope you manage(d) to get it right soon.

Take care,