Saturday, January 28, 2006

3 failed sweaters

You may have noticed that I haven't posted anything much about knitting lately. That's because, although I have been knitting, usually while I watch TV on evenings and on weekends, and finding it very relaxing and enjoyable, things just haven't been turning out right.

Actually, things have been turning out really wrong. The last three sweaters I've been working on all came out funny. I've just finished one (or come close enough to finishing to try it on), discovered it will not work at ALL, and tossed it aside. See?

But Thursday night, when I finished the beige-y hourglass sweater, I couldn't take it anymore. I cried. I woke Matt up from cold medicine induced sleep and cried. Then I decided I'm taking action. These babies are getting ripped back into usable yarn.

I am currently working on a scarf and a sock. I am thinking of another sweater to make with that red wool. But I've learned some lessons. I have to be more careful about gauge (how many stitches per inch) to make sure that it's not too small or too big. And I'm going to remind myself that taking the time to put all the stitches on scrap yarn to try it on is a good thing.

Hopefully I'll have something better to report soon.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Aww, Mo!

Thanks for sharing your stories, including the ones that make you cry.