Friday, 10 October 2014

Perseverance: Estuary shawl

Pattern: Estuary by Tin Can Knits
Yarn: Madelinetosh Merino Light
Colour: Jade
Needles: 4mm Circular
Start of project: September 30, 2014

On Ravelry

Knitting this shawl is such a struggle. The pattern is incredibly difficult. Each time I picking it up again after a break I get lost. I need total concentration and quietness and every little thing bothers and distracts me. Normally I can talk, watch TV or even read while I am knitting but here nothing goes. I need to count every stitch because it's just never apparent where I am.

I also use every procastrinaton possible, just like right now when I'd rather write this blog than knit more than the first two lines I've done today so far...

Why not give up? Pride maybe, because others have done it as well. Stringiness, because the yarn was expensive and I actually like it even though it's quite a pain to knit with. I don't know ;-)

I guess I'll just keep trying and hope that it will grow at least slowly...


  1. definitely keep going! looks so lovely intricate and super lacy :) I use locking stitch markers every time I finish a repeat so I can see where I am. Also I cast on something super easy when complicated won't do. Then I have simple knitting that usually can be tackled :)

    1. I have 8 active stitch markers at the moment and they are my life line. Without them I would totally be lost. I think one of the reasons I don't give up is to see how it will turn out in the end. Right now it doesn't look like much of anything, but all the finished shawls look so beautiful and I want to see if I can get there as well.

      Thanks for your encouragement!

  2. :) Made me laugh when you said you would rather write this blog post then knit on this shawl.
    I do hope you keep working on it as it may turn out being your favorite knit. It is already so beautiful!

    1. It is rather ridiculous how much I fight with this shawl ;-) But I will keep trying.