Friday, January 31, 2020

Freaky Friday Failures!

 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 
problem
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!                                    

7 comments:

  1. Yikes —sorry to hear that! How nice, at least, that the process of the making is enjoyable and the yarn mostly reusable!

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  2. Oh dear! So sorry. That's a lot of ripping out. Hope the weekend and next week are a bit more successful.

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  3. Oh man - that's a lot of ripping. At least you have plans!

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  4. Murphy has been spending too much time at your house! Hopefully, frogging the projects will give him the motivation to move on to someone else - just don't send him to me.

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  5. Oh no! What a day! I agree with Nancy. Murphy has been busy and needs to move on but please don't send him this way. :-)
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  6. If it's any consolation I am having the same knitting week you are. Nothing is going right. The knitting stars are not aligning at the moment. I am bleary eyed from staying up late trying to fix a big boo boo in my vest. I think I'll go paint something tonight instead too.

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  7. Sorry for the failures tripping you up, but just look back at all the successes you've had! You ahead in the game, even if this period seems all for naught!

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