Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Yarn Along--stick-to-itness

I'm joining Ginny for her weekly Yarn Along.


Oh, what's the point?  I have been knitting, frogging and ripping back my February Lady Sweater so much in the last two weeks that it is only a dogged refusal to give up that keeps me going.  Is it possible to actually have a knitting deficit?  I think I have actually unknit more than I've knit.

My problem was first with a mistake I made in the lace, which threw the pattern off for the first repeat.  And I hated my sloppy buttonhole.  So I frogged it for a fresh start.  My subsequent troubles have been with the button holes.  I think I am putting it aside for a week and will just knit swatches with button holes until I nail it to my satisfaction. Either that or I will do four small button holes in the usual yarn-over manner to which I am accustomed rather than the larger one-row button holes in the pattern.

And I am considering casting on a second project, something quick and satisfying, and with a bit of lace.  Something that I can put aside as a gift for someone.  Something that restores my confidence in my ability to knit.  Maybe a shawl...


On a less redundant note, I have finally finished The Two Towers!  I am on to The Return of the King.  My journey through the books is taking longer, I think, than it actually took Frodo to get to Mordor, or so it seems to me.

Hopefully I'll be back next week with some actual knitting...in the mean time, happy knitting and reading to you!

9 comments:

  1. I hope you can resolve your February sweater issues. It can be so frustrating, but I'm sure you will end up with a beautiful sweater. Jacinta

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  2. I love that you keep casting on and I am sure you will accomplish a February Lady Sweater. Don't give up, it will all click! I have the pattern printed out and hope to start soon so I am really rooting for you! :)

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  3. Oh dear, sorry to hear you are having such trouble with your sweater! I'm getting in quite a pickle myself knitting a shawl!

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  4. I think you need a quick satisfying project. What a headache. I do love my els, so I think your persistence will pay off in the end. Good luck.

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  5. I struggled with the button holes in my February sweater. I kinda forgot about them actually and had to improvise!

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  6. I just cast on a Feb Lady Sweater and do not even want to think about the button holes yet. Good luck! I'm sure you will work them out beautifully :)

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  7. Giving it a week break while you do some swatches is a great idea. ♥ I have never knit a button hole, so I can't give you any advice, but it sure looks like it will be lovely!

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  8. I always do K2tog, then a yo for my buttonholes. I hope to knit an adult size FLS one day. Little ones are much easier!

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  9. That's what I do, too...but I was trying for a larger hole this time. I just realized that I used the K2Tog, YO for Gemma's Tiny Tea Leaves, and I have fairly large buttons on it, so maybe I have nothing to worry about.

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