Saturday, December 29, 2018

Out with the Old!

 The Shhhh! Shawl-I worked on it for a few hours and remembered why I left it-
it is written for a sport weight yarn and I was using a lace weight yarn;  the sizing was all wrong!
 I ripped it out and started a different pattern where the yarn size wouldn't matter!  I can just keep going until I run out of yarn!  This pattern , Swedish Lines, is one I had bought for my daughter for her first shawl;  it was so much fun doing it with her, I thought I would buy it for myself!
 The Sand cardigan was an intriguing knit;  a really beautiful design that I would use a lot if it was finished but the size looked too small (you start this at the top!)
So I ripped it all out, started again with the next size and this time I will mark where I am each step!
Nothing worse than picking up a pattern that had languished and not knowing where you are when you pick it up again!  

Now I have two patterns going that are interesting and will have a good outcome!  
What a nice way to knit out the old year!

5 comments:

  1. Yes, your end of the year knit plans sound great. Ripping out until the knitting gets good is a great plan. Why suffer through something that is supposed to be fun?

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  2. Happy (and successful) knitting in 2019.

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  3. Love both yarns... looking forward to seeing these progress!

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  4. Sometimes frogging is the best thing to do. . . Happy knitting.

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  5. I have frogged my fair share of patterns that is for sure. I love these projects, good luck!

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