Thursday, March 16, 2006

The Plague

You know how some knitting projects just plague you – well my mittens are turning out that way, as well as my Trekking socks. I decided that the mittens were not big enough around – of course I was doing the decreases for the hand by this time …so frogged the entire mitten. (This is practice?) Started them again with bigger DPN’s and now think I don’t like the result either – but another evening will tell. What do you do?

I started a pattern with the trekking yarn and don’t like it either – the color is too dark to see the pattern and it’s not worth the effort if you can’t see it….so back to the drawing board for them. At this rate I’m wearing out the yarn before I produce anything!!

I printed a 8x11 photo of the Dale Sweater that’s on my wish list – motivation! I’m thinking of going into my LYS and getting just one ball of the Tuir yarn to make sure it’s what I want before I get the entire kit. Can’t afford to not like it.

I’ve got so much yarn in my stash that I don’t know what to do with (Not as much as some I’ve noticed!) Not enough for anything but stripped scarves or short socks. Bought a skein of Lorna’s Laces to match leftovers from something else and then used those leftovers for yet another thing – so am still left with one skein of LL – now I have to buy something else to coordinate with it – a solid or something….will I ever learn – probably not. My stash if full of these things – a few colors here and a different one there….if I’d buy stash for sweaters that would be one thing – but I never have that kind of extra cash – so its sock yarn for me to stash.

Hopefully I can get to the LYS this weekend - I'd like to try to go to the SnB too - I've missed for months - Saturdays have just been too busy.
Knit on!!


Julia said...

I'm practicing right along with you! I started another two color hat tonight with a fancy cast-on and I had to rip it three times before I got it right. And my Hervor sweater - I can't count how many times I've ripped various parts of it. I don't think all the ripping wears the yarn out - I'm trying to convince myself it makes the yarn softer!It will have that well-loved patina the first time I wear it!

Rhonda said...

"50 something Knit something" ... hey, cool. Yah, I'm 57 going on 100, hehe. With all these children around me, it's a good thing I know how to knit & crochet, huh?

How about BLACK... you can then use any of your leftover yarn with it and create your own design for socks as you go. Say color on toes, heels and striped up the ankle or any combo like that.

Jenn said...

I have a largish sock yarn stash too!