All of my knitting is misbehaving lately! My sweater got put in time-out last week because I messed up the stripe pattern, and I needed a break before pulling out three rows of sleeve. (At least it’s only sleeve and not body.) Yesterday I wanted to work on something bright and interesting, so I pulled out my magenta Malabrigo Heart Check cowl. I merrily knit about ten rows before I realized I was omitting the knit rows between each pattern row. I was supposed to have little purl hearts, and I did not. I assumed it was because of my error and I ripped back and reknit the 14 rows of the pattern. Huh. Still no hearts.
Look like hearts to you? Nope, me neither. Now, I’d read the comments and knew that there were two errors in the written instructions, but the designer said she’d corrected them, and my PDF said “corrected”. My error was in not double-checking that the errors were actually fixed. One row was correct, and one was not. If I were a chart knitter, I’d have been fine, because those were correct. Alas, I prefer written. So, now the pink cowl is in time-out while I decide how to proceed.
After that disappointment, I turned to my new fur yarn. There weren’t a lot of patterns for this yarn, and I just wanted something simple anyway. One person cast on 15 stitches for a two-skein cowl; since I have three skeins, I cast on 25.
Nope. After one skein, I knew it wouldn’t be as long as I wanted. Cast on again with 20. Decided this morning, halfway through the second skein, that it still won’t be long enough to wear doubled and that’s the goal. Now the fur has been frogged and put in time-out. But I need a win so I’m circling back and I’m going to frog those sleeve rows and get at least one project back in rotation. I hope you all are having better luck with your yarn than I am right now!
Knitting is supposed to be relaxing, not stressful. Are you tempted to cast on a vanilla sock and get a win?
I’m definitely tempted to go back to the vanilla sock I’ve been working on!
I hate when this happens!! I usually cast on really simple socks and start cruising!
Yes! That’s why one must always have sock yarn handy!
That fur yarn looks very soft, though. I hope you get a knitting win soon!
I just frogged a sock project that I have had on time out for a loooong time, and it felt really good. The rest of my knitting has been going pretty well, though. I hope yours start cooperating!
Woohoo, I love frogging projects when they’re stuck!
It really is freeing! Though sometimes coming to that decision can be stressful.
I hate having to frog! That fur yarn looks gorgeous and so much fun!
I’ve finished two projects recently, and everything else is either in the cast on phase (where I need to focus), the colour work or lace phase (where I need to focus), or still in my head! I need to get at least one calm knit-in-the-round on the needles too.
The fur will be more fun to wear than it is to knit, I think! Hard to see the stitches. Hope you’ve found a good mindless project!
Bummer! It seems like projects conspire to misbehave at the same time
I know! Maybe it’s me? 😉
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I was gonna post my various missteps with my projects lately – glad I’m not the only one!