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