I don’t usually give up on a project.
I’ll take my time choosing then bludgeon my way through till it’s done. Intarsia, Fair Isle and lace have all been conquered at the pointy tips of my needles.
This time was different though.
I love the new Rowan yarn, Cocoon and have been contemplating a project. When I found myself in John Lewis, Oxford Street, they had a display garment, artfully styled on a dummy – I was sold! I bought the yarn on the spur of the moment.
It was this …
I cast on and knit the rib – my third WIP at the same time – what’s happening to me??
Multiple “WIPage” aside, I had a shock when I showed my new darling to my knitterly friends.
“Are you mad? We were with you at that knitting course when you tried that on – you hated it. Don’t you remember? It was terrible. It swamped you and was much too warm….”
This did stir some distant memory although it has confirmed my fear that age and dementia are catching up with me!
Hmmmm….Maybe they are exaggerating…we have very different taste…. (can you hear me trying to convince myself readers?)
I showed another knitterly friend who had also been at the same course. She said the same thing 🙁
I might just enjoy knitting it for the hell of it huh? (Still trying not to admit to making a blunder) I did the first couple of rows of the pattern.
I hated knitting it! It wasn’t hard, just fiddly with C2B dotted all over the place. The yarn was scrumptious but the C2B annoyed me.
I admitted it to myself – It was a dumb purchase and by now I really didn’t want to spend my time on it. I frogged what I’d done and decided to return the untouched 7 balls to JL.
Hmmmm…. I’ve knit half a ball….I can’t return it…I can’t waste such scrummy yarn … What can I make?
I liked the Snug hat in the same Rowan mag…It took two balls apparently….I’ll cast it on and see how I like it…..
If anybody remembers Benny from Crossroads…..I don’t want to hear it!
|Completed Knit Report|
|Pattern:||Snug by Cathy Carron|
|Pattern Problems:||None but took less than 1 ball – pattern gives 2 balls?|
|Pattern Modifications:||None but next time I’d knit it on DPNs and a circ rather than seam it.|
|Washing and Wearing:||Lovely and warm and quite versitile look by rolling the brim up and down.|
|Knit It Again???:||Yes!|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||None|