|One For The Books|
So far, so good, but I'll be the first to admit - I'm totally knitting on faith here.
|Knitting a book cover.|
It's like knitting a sock heel for the very first time. There's just no way the instructions can be accurate and you feel totally lost and confused. But you follow the instructions, re-reading each line 18 times, and you just take a deep breath, tell yourself it's only yarn and time, and you blindly follow the instructions and try not to over think it.
|I HOPE I'm knitting a Strickplaner cover.|
That's exactly how this One For The Books book cover is going. I'm just blindly following along, totally confused and without a clue how what I'm knitting is going to turn into a book cover. And so far, so good... but I am confused about the shaping I'm getting on the inside of the cover. If it turns out that I've misread or ignored some terribly important part of the pattern and I'm actually knitting a weirdly shaped football instead of a book cover, well.... It's only yarn.
And if you're curious, I'm using old yarn from deeeeeep down in the stash pile. It's Lion Brand Magic Stripes in the Denim Stripes colorway. The price tag on it says it came from Ben Franklin which closed over ten years ago. I'm very proud of myself for using stashed yarn instead of buying something new. My self-imposed yarn diet is going well.
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