love hate love hate

This is the relationship I’ve been having with the scarf…

It’s on the fifth iteration. And going well. As I thought it was on the first, third, fourth iterations…

  1. too wide, won’t have enough yarn, no problem, rip it out
  2. didn’t like fabric on bigger needles, no problem, rip it out
  3. this is going well (thought I), but then last Thursday or Friday, I realized I was knitting the front side on the back, and vice-versa. Which started to happen before I had that glass of wine at lunch on Wednesday. But maybe the bubbly prosecco made it so I didn’t notice and kept knitting happily for another inch or so. No problem, rip it back an inch and pick up the stitches. Ha! I ended up ripping the entire thing back and started afresh.
  4. this is such slippery yarn, I decided to sew the end of one ball to the next. But I did this when there was very little left and I wasn’t at the end of the row, and of course the stitches slipped off. I thought I picked them up. The pattern was working out right. I knit up another 2 or more inches into the second skein. Then I realized I had an extra stitch on the ends, even though the lace was working out OK. Learning my lesson from perhaps the third iteration, I knew that there was no ripping back and picking up the stitches because of the slippery yarn. So I tinked back about 12 rows.
  5. keeping fingers crossed.

But I do like the yarn and the pattern. Guess I’m getting my money’s worth in entertainment, no?

This was over at Kat’s the other day… I think it’s pretty fabulous! And in a weird way cooling on this pisser hot week,

Stay cool!

3 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Chris said,

    August 19, 2009 @ 5:11 pm

    Oh dear, why do I hear the music of doom playing in the background as you knit?!

  2. 2

    Emily said,

    August 21, 2009 @ 9:22 pm

    Very cool video. Loved the thunder!

  3. 3

    Blogless Carrie said,

    August 24, 2009 @ 7:17 pm

    I think I would have set fire to the scarf at this point. Must say that my desire to pick up the wool sweater I’m knitting for DD has decreased to practically nil in this weather. It seems we can count the nice days we had this summer on one hand. Do I sound bitter? I am.

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