the knitting, it is not thrilling

What to do when it’s just not right?

You don’t believe me, do you?

Let’s begin…

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These mitts (Malabrigo Mecha) are fine. They were knit for me, and they fit. I tweaked the pattern slightly, and made a longer cuff. I love the colour, but I wish the stitches weren’t quite so defined. Somehow, the yarn is a bit “harder” than I like in a mitt. Also, I won’t be using those gusset increases for the thumb ever again. They made holes…in a mitt…which doesn’t need ventilation.

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This touque used only two of the three skeins that I have in this colour…and does not suit a single person who has tried it on.

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This is five hours of airplane knitting. The pattern is great and I love the yarn, but with the gradient change, the lace pattern isn’t showing up in the dark portion. I also had to rescue a couple dropped stitches, and I’m not sure I got the pattern back in the right place. So, do I continue?

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A ski sock that I wish I was knitting on a circular needle.

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My favourite yarn, Álafoss Lopi, which has tried to be a cowl…three times, with two different patterns.

So…the only thing I could think of to do was to go to the yarn store again. Shibui silk cloud, anyone?

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2 Responses to the knitting, it is not thrilling

  1. Francesca says:

    sounds like the touque needs to be frogged … :(
    i never have much luck with variegated yarns and lace, or with fluffy (like alpaca) yarns and lace!

  2. Annie says:

    I’d say you found the perfect solution!

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