Thursday, August 1, 2013

Reverse Stockinette

In May I bought the most beautiful skein of yarn from Play at Life Fiber Arts at the RI Sheep and Wool Festival.

I fell in love with the colors, the gradient, the softness.  It was heaven.  I picked a shawl I liked and started knitting it.  And it went along well.

And then I realized my stitch count was off.  And the edging was going to be a real pain in the you-know-what to reconfigure.  But I knew I could do it.

But I just didn't want to.  The thought of it gave me hives.  I had no desire to knit it anymore.

So I could either leave it until I got the desire to work it all out.  Or I could rip it out and start again, or just start something else.

I decided to start something else. It's a mystery shawl by Mel at Single Handed Knits called Makai.  If you haven't watched Mel's podcast you MUST go watch.  She records on the beach in Kauai and it is heaven. It's like taking a little trip to Hawaii each week.  Anyway - today Part 1 is coming out and I'm excited to start it.

It made going from this

to this

a lot less painful.

If only knitting went as fast as ripping out.  It was kinda like "reverse stockinette" stitch.


Carole Julius said...

That's a heartbreaker. Hope the new pattern is a better fit for you!

kathy b said...

Ha ha there was some ripping out around here the other day as well. Mystery Shawl knitters amaze have patience and you have no idea..what will evolve. You are a flexible knitter if you can do the Mystery Shawls

Hannah@HomeBaked said...

What a shame! That yarn is gorgeous, though, and I'm sure it'll be made into something fabulous soon x

karen said...

the more I rip out my knitting the better I am at not crying over it. Love the colorway and I'm thrilled you've found a new pattern to use!!

Jen said...

I've ripped things out before too It's not as bad when you aren't happy with how it's knitting up. Especially when you have a better project in mind to use the yarn for! And WHY did you link to the shop where it came from??? Now I am drooling over the yarns and deciding which one to order :-)

Tracey said...

I think I would have been in tears, but at least you have more beautiful knitting with that very pretty yarn.


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