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…
- too wide, won’t have enough yarn, no problem, rip it out
- didn’t like fabric on bigger needles, no problem, rip it out
- 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.
- 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.
- 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,