Slow knitting

I’ve been knitting all evening. Two episodes of Bunheads. Two episodes of Mozart in the Jungle. All I have to show for it is this little ribbed cuff.


Why does knitting go so slowly some days and so quickly on other days? I feel like I could have knitted the whole ribbed hem of a sweater in the time it has taken me to make this cuff.

* Whining over *


  1. I know what you mean! I usually can knit a pair of socks a week without trying, but I just finished a pair that took me over a month…and they are shorties! I believe these socks camped on my needles. I could not MAKE myself knit faster! Now, I have a beautiful cable cardigan on my needles, but that is because I “took a break” from knitting it, and “forgot” to record where I was in an uncharted pattern. To make this worse, I have lost weight, so it will fit like a tent.

  2. When I have something “small and quick” to work on, I find I’m constantly putting it down or putting it off for later, because I feel like I can. After all, it’s just a quick little thing. I’ll finish it after dinner. Then all of the sudden it’s been a month, and I have nothing to show for it.

  3. I

    Hate it, hate it, hate it.

    I feel like the ribbing takes me as long to make as the entire rest of the item, be it a sweater, a pair of socks, or whatever.

    And yet.

    There is probably no better all-purpose edging. It looks great, finishes off (or begins) an edge neatly, makes gapey necklines lie flat, tames stockinette curl, accommodates buttonholes, keeps your socks up, keeps your cuffs out of the gravy, makes hats that fit many head sizes with one stitch count, etc etc etc. So we keep using it.

    But dayumm, I hate making it.

    And you know what’s REALLY weird?

    I don’t mind making seed stitch. (Go figure.)

    • I love your reponse. Read it to myself 5 times. It makes me so happy to know I’m not alone in detesting 2×2 rib.

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