Let's set the tone for today's post.
Knitting with linen . . . is not for the faint of heart.
Because knitting with linen? Well. It looks like C.R.A.P. on the needles.
The gauge is off.
The stitches are wonky.
It is incredibly . . . not nice to work with.
You need to have faith. You need to keep that washed-and-dried gauge swatch nearby at all times during the knitting. Because it all feels so very, very wrong.
We've got to hold on to what we've got
It doesn't make difference if we make it or not
We've got each other and that's a lot for love
We'll give it a shot. . .
You knit on when you're knitting with linen. Just hoping for magic to happen in the blocking (which often means the clothes dryer . . . instead of blocking pins).
Ohhhhh, we're half way there
Oh-oh, livin' on a prayer
Take my hand, we'll make it I swear
Oh-oh, livin on a prayer
And sometimes? It all works out in the end!
Me and Jon Bon Jovi . . . livin' on a prayer!
(Find Ravelry details here. And once Tom gets back home, some better photos!)
And here's something very funny. Jon Bon Jovi and I . . . used to have the same hair!
(Oh. . . those 80s. . . )
Be sure to head over to Kat's today . . . for more Unraveled posts.