Thursday, May 11, 2006

It is almost done and I hate it...the cardigan I was working on. I hate the way it fits. I hate the way the neck is so open. I hate the busy-ness of the variegated yarn with the garter stitch. And what is really bad, is, I questioned these very same things even before I started this project; and all the way through too. But did I listen to myself? No, of course not.

So what do I do? Rip it out? No that would be way, way too much work and frustration and an exercise that would only remind me of this failure. Maybe I could felt the piece, cut it up into things - bags, eye glass cases, I don't know.

Can you successfully felt a garter stitch project in 100% Alpaca? A new challenge. Yay.

Now I have to get over my fear of starting the next project. But with every project I learn and now I'm questioning the wide open neck of "Claude" (the cardigan) on me. Oh boy. I have to seriously keep in mind my shape and size.

I love to learn and I still love knitting, frustrating as hell sometimes, and sometimes quite satisfying. Hand knit socks...yum.

It must be a good day when my biggest concern was my knitting.


1 comment:

Marsha said...

LOL! I know how you feel. I have made quilts that when I started it was a good idea but by the time I finished it was "What was I thinking."