I can't think of the last time I joined something like this contest and didn't keep my commitment!
The blanket was finished this morning;
but even after soaking it to block it out,
I could see a big
the corners were too pointy and didn't come to a right angle!
No amount of pinning would correct this error.
I played around with a sample
(you know, inventing the wheel all over again)
and could see the error of my ways--see the 90* angle at the bottom of the sample?
It was what I was aiming for
but instead got the pointy corner at the top of the sample!
There was nothing for it but a complete rip out!
All 1,645 rows.
All 5 ounces.
At least I can make another one in the future....
but not in time to enter the contest.
See me all dejected....
And to top it off, the hat was a complete fail--it didn't fit
and the guys all said yuck to the colors/stripes/zig zags.
I ripped it all out and will knit it up smaller one and send it northwest to my d-i-l.
And I wore this sweater yesterday and after a few hours it was hanging about 4-5" lower
than when I began. I am going to rip it all out
and make another sweater in a different style.
I'm not loving the raglan round neck that just grows.
I want seams in both the raglan joins and the shoulders--especially.
So I hope you have had a better week of knitting than I have.
It's time to pull out the artist's canvas and paint!