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…


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.


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.


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?


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


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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