They said it couldn't be done. And they were right

December 12, 2015
Experienced knitters frowned worriedly, when I triumphantly told them about the SuperEasy Poncho Pattern I had found: a big rectangle with a hole in it.
'Even I can do thís!' I bragged.
'Are you sure?' they asked. 'It doesn't even look like a poncho, now does it.'

And they were right: because at the end of my pattern, I am the sad owner of an odd shaped piece of fabric, with a whole lot of holes and odd corners. The holes and corners are my own personal touches. But no matter how I twist and turn the thing, I can't see a poncho in it. Let alone make one of it.

So there goes my succesfull knitting career down the drain! It's a pity though. Because knitting is supposed to calm the nerves. And after all that stupid knitting I could really use something to calm me down.

Perhaps I should take up crocheting?

24 comments

  1. At least you gave it a good effort! I've never tried knitting...some people make it look so easy, but I know I'd have two left thumbs. :)

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  2. Found you through Friday Friend Connect and now following. Would love it if you can join me at my Nostalgic Marveling blog. Thanks and have a great weekend.

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  3. Too funny. At least the colors are good :)

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  4. That made me laugh! I'm afraid my experience with the relaxing art of knitting hasn't been relaxing at all! On a lighter note it's really pretty colors! Thanks for stopping by my site for VB members to remember!

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  5. Too funny - I suck at anything with a needle.. ha
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  7. Great post!! I have not attempted knitting, I'm pretty sure that would be the straw that broke the camels back!!! I think you should wear it with pride, just think of yourself as a sort of Lady Gaga, only better!! You could start a whole fashion trend!! Lol!! Thanks for the laugh, I always love to visit!!

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  8. I can knit... sort of. lol It definitely isn't as easy as some make it look! I have only been successful at scarves... I've made 1 blanket that took FOREVER!! haha

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  9. At least you tried it! I had this big plan to make a blanket for my niece...she's now four and the needles and yarn are still sitting in the bag they came in!

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  10. That cracked me up!! I am still laughing and giggling! Keep trying, most don't get things right the first time!!! Or take ip crochet!

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  11. That's funny..:)

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  12. LOL- love it! I am stopping by on the Sit & Relax Weekend Hop and am following you on Facebook, Twitter and Networked Blogs. I also voted for your blog on Picket Fence Blogs!

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  14. I tried the whole knitting thing to to try and relax and it sucked I got so frustrated I threw the needles off my deck. New follower from the blog would love to have you come by and do the same!

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  15. LOL. I've heard crocheting is easier than knitting. I was going to try to learn how to knit one year. I have about 4 inches of a scarf. ;) So, at least you made it farther than I did! So, what if it doesn't look like a poncho. You finished it! Thanks for stopping by the S&R weekend hop again.

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  16. Definitely take up crocheting! I've got a few super simple patterns that even the novice can whip out in no time.

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  17. Thanks everybody! I'll be sure to visit you all back. You can recognize me by my odd looking poncho!

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  18. It's a pity it didn't work as it's a beautiful olour!

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    1. Yes,that's what I thought. The colour is lovely!

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  19. Ha! What a funny post! I'm a knitter myself and I've had a few crazy disasters. Keep on keeping on! Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

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  20. Crocheting is easier than knitting. I learned both at age 4, but I hardly ever knitted. My mother and grandmother were knitting whizzes. At 56, I started knitting again a couple of years ago, but I still love crochet more.

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    1. I totally agree. I like crocheting much better than knitting.

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  21. Thanks for sharing your less-than-successful project with the Let's Get Real party!

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  22. LOL! I tried crocheting, I still haven't finished my daughter's baby blanket I started while pregnant, she's 2.5 years old now. I am going to try knitting now, and my project will be WAY worse than this!

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