Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Yarn Along

:: Yarn Along ::


Sometimes I need to push the reset with my knitting before I become to resentful and bitter about something that I love to do. So, the story starts with me accidentally miscounting rows on my Indian Summer Shawl and creating a disaster.  Long story short was that I had to lay down my knitting without keeping track of my place and I lost my place. I tried to go back and fix it but that turned out to be worse. Oh my, after a lot of sighing and some red wine. I decided to put the shawl away and  restart it in a few months. It was very frustrating and I felt really defeated. Thankfully, I am still working on the cozy nook blanket. It is going to be a lot bigger than I thought but I am happy with it. It will be a long project but worth it.  



I reset and pulled out some new yarn. I started to make another little bag like this one to sell on my etsy shop. I also picked out some fun pink yarn to make a sunny day top for my youngest gal. I feel renewed after taking a week break from knitting. I also started a new book, The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott. It is really good so far. 




13 comments:

  1. oh that book looks good! I need to check that one out. Sorry about your naughty knitting. I hate when I try to fix something and it becomes worse, I think every knitter has done that!

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    1. that is the BEST way to describe my knitting folly. Naughty.

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  2. I really enjoyed that book. Sorry to hear about your knitting woes but I love the colors you've got out now! So pretty and springy.

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  3. That book looks like something I would love to read. My little girl saw your pink yarn and asked if I could make her something with yarn like that, "That's pink for girls" :-)

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  4. I recently picked up and finished a shawl that had been orphaned literally years ago... Time away from a project can be just what is needed. :) Cute bag, btw. Happy knitting!

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  5. If you like podcasts and don''t listen to this particular one yet, you should listen to the Knitmore Girls. They have a regular segment called "When Knitting Attacks". They are both super experienced knitters of many many years and when they regularly deal with projects behaving badly it makes me feel way better about mine. :) You can listen to them at knitmoregirlspodcast.com

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  6. Oh my girls are huge LMA fans! We'll have to check into it.

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  7. Oh mistakes in knitting can bring tears like nothing else. So glad that things are moving in a better direction.

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  8. I have pushed the reset button on knitting on more than one occasion. I really love that pink yarn, such a sweet color.

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  9. Shame about your shawl but I'm sure if you just leave it alone for a while, when you come back to it, it will feel like being far more co-operative.
    Very cute bubble gum pink!

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  10. Love the new colours you are working with, so bright and happy.

    Sorry about the shawl, we have all been there, hugs.

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  11. Don't let your shawl get you down, putting it in time out is a great way to show it who's boss. Now when take it back out hopefully it will behave and let you knit in peace!

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  12. I've done that myself a few times -- it'll all be going great and then the rest of my life gets in the way and I can't remember exactly where I left off. Which explains the shawl sitting next to my laptop. I'm afraid to pick it up and see if I can find the right spot on the chart.

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