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!