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2016.08.25

August 25, 2016

Sad news on the knitting front.

I have decided to rip out my current project.

It’s not the pattern – the Bella Luna pattern is beautiful and easily memorized.

It’s not the yarn, either – Alfar is gorgeous.

It’s not them, it’s me.

I chose the wrong needles – US 3 – and they are too small for this project.  The pattern says the finished project will be something in the neighborhood of 18 rows to 4 inches.  Granted, my piece has not been blocked, but I’m getting 60 rows to 4 inches.  I don’t really see this thing blocking out to triple its size, do you?

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Nonetheless, I’ve been plugging away at this thing for the whole month of August, mostly in denial.  But then last night I looked down and saw that I had shifted the pattern off by one stitch, and I was done. DONE, DONE, DONE.

I have not yet ripped it out.  I’m not quite ready to face the reality of reclaiming the yarn just yet.  But I will knit no further on this project.

I will make this pattern some day, in its proper gauge.

And I will knit with this yarn one day.

But not the two together.

I think I will work a couple of strips of the log cabin blanket while I recover my faith in myself.  It’s been patiently waiting for a return to action, and I think its time has come.

 

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One Comment leave one →
  1. August 26, 2016 8:54 am

    So sad. But just do it. You’ll be fine by tomorrow! 🙂

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