only in the anticipation of it.
~ Alfred Hitchcock ~
I could hardly contain my excitement when I opened the boxes that contained my Knit Picks order. I had waited two weeks for the contents, two weeks of intense anticipation, two weeks of delayed gratification, and two weeks of fear.
At the bottom of the box was the item I have delayed purchasing: Knitting Around by Elizabeth Zimmerman, and now it was in my hands. I settled in my favorite chair and began to scan the pages.
I nearly purchased the book before, but I was turned off by Zimmerman's style of writing. I lack confidence in my knitting skills, and her "patterns" are somewhat difficult for me to wrap my head around. I have decided to just take the plunge and try: it is a big leap of faith. I want to make the Pie Are Square Shawl, the Moccasin Socks, and the Bog Jacket. If I have too much difficulty, I will order the companion DVD.
The other items round out my knitting tools collection. Knit Picks recently added the tools to their catalog, and the price is very reasonable.
I hope to conquer my fear and actually knit these items. I hope that Alfred Hitchcock's observation is correct and that the terror is only in the anticipation.