A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

August 16, 2004

Problems Plague Pink Projects

Maybe it's Mercury in retrograde. Maybe I'm just getting sloppy.

I had to frog the felted bag. I didn't pull it out. I just started knitting a new one with the opposite end of the yarn and pulled as I knit. I managed to knit almost back to where I decided to 86 the bag. I don't know what went wrong but somehow the base of the bag, the side increases and the handles didn't line up. I think I must have misplaced a marker when the base was finished. Right now everything seems to be lining up. I knit all day yesterday because a) I have a compulsion to regain any territory lost to frogging immediately, b)I was sick and was on the sofa or in bed all day and c) I watched Band of Brothers for the first time. I tell you, the tension of the battlefield really gets the needles flying. At times I found I was clutching my knitting to my chest with my shoulders hunched up around my ears.

The pink hat I was test-knitting also ran into a snag. It's huge. I mean huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge. My gauge was off by one full stitch per inch. I contacted the designer and as it happens she's only really concerned about the decrease pattern so I will continue to knit the giant child's hat.

I'm off to Weaving Works for their anniversary sale. I am only planning on getting Rowan 36 and a drop spindle. Wish me luck.