Using the yarn I bought in Virginia, I started a sweater. The pattern was recommended on one of the podcasts I listen to. I don’t think I’ll be taking their advice or do any more patterns from this designer.
It started out ok, I wasn’t thrilled with how the pattern was written, but I worked through it. Off the bat one of my problems was the complexity of the cable. I guess I’m just not into knitting complicated cables where I really have to pay attention to the chart. When the two cables are mirror image it is even harder to try and memorize the cable pattern.
I kept at it, the yarn is Sweet Georgia and it is a delight to knit with.
I finished the body, sure unblocked it doesn’t look very good.It’s not the irregularities in the cable pattern that bother me so much. (There are plenty of mistakes, I can assure you). It how low the back of the neck is. I’m not young, all the heat escapes from my body through the neck and back of shoulders. Which is why I have so many shawls. But I don’t want a low neck on a wool sweater.
There is a saying, knitting 20 rows beyond a mistake won’t make the mistake disappear. If it still bothers you, take the time, frog back and fix the mistake. Well at this point I wasn’t sure, but I went on and tried to knit in the sleeves – it just wasn’t working. At this point I decided that this sweater wasn’t for me.
So yes, I frogged it, I will find another pattern. To finish a sweater I will never wear is worse than frogging at this point.
Not all my knitting has been problematic.I’ve knit Joel a few hats. Aytan wanted to be like his Saba and wear one of the hats. Knitting a child’s hat out of bulky yarn is easy to do, so overnight, I made a hat.It is nice warm wool, good for when he goes skiing in December.
I put in my label, which is something of a problem, since he tells me it’s now my hat. Even though it’s too small for me.
One happy Aytan. (and Saba Joel)