Knitting Machines are Like Toddlers

They throw tantrums.  One day, everything is going great.  Anything you try works.  You make a mistake and they don’t care.  You think you’ve mastered this thing.

Perfect little tuck stitch

And then the next day, it all falls apart.  No matter what you do, it just won’t work.  You try resetting it, cleaning it, talking to it…  Nothing works and you feel like you just wasted a day, accomplished nothing.  You think you know nothing.

Unexplainable hole at cast on edge

See the pattern? No? That would be because the computer and machine are refusing to talk to each other!

You go to bed, hopeful that a bit of rest will help. In the morning, you get back, fighting the urge to be suspicious, distrustful. You cautiously cast on and knit a few rows. Maybe it doesn’t work out again today, maybe it does.  One thing is for sure, when it starts working again, you’ll never know what it is you were doing wrong and how you managed to get it to work again.

I tell you.  They’re toddlers.

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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One comment on “Knitting Machines are Like Toddlers
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