I’m convinced that the knitting god(s) are watching over me lately. Although honestly I would have argued this point about 30 minutes ago when I frogged the Totally Autumn throw for the third, and final, time. In fact had anyone mentioned to me that it was a good thing that I was frogging, I probably would have strangled the person with the yarn.
Chris had mentioned that in order to get the throw going, she had to sit by herself in a quiet place and concentrate. I did that and finally got it going. I was on row 7 of the pattern when I started looking at it – ack! Somewhere I had made a mistake and the whole thing was off. Plus – it looked just not right in the yarn. I think Manos in this colorway is just too much for the pattern. I thought about just continuing on, but I knew it would drive me crazy. So I frogged it. And for now, I’m giving up on this pattern. I don’t know if its me (obviously its the pattern and not me, right?)…but I think that perhaps I need a time out from it.
But I was determined to make a throw with the yarn – I really do love the colors and the feel of the yarn. So out came the pattern books – I finally decided on the Old Shale pattern – nice and easy but I think it will look ok with the varigation. I can use easy after being beat by the other pattern for the last week. I came downstairs all happy and ready to start. I pulled up the Totally Autumn pattern to see what the cast on was – I wanted this throw to be similar in size. By chance – I took at look at the yarn requirement. Hmm….it was a little more than I thought. I flipped to my yarn database and realized that I didn’t have enough yarn to make the throw in the size I was making – I would need 3 skeins more. That would have been a bit of a rude awakening, eh? So there you go – all for the best. The knitting god(s) were watching out for me, in a way. I think I’ll hold off on another throw since I just don’t have the yarn – or maybe I’ll pick up a few more skeins of the Manos the next time I see it…..and then try again.
I had a very nice weekend – we went to NYC yesterday to see Spamalot – I bought tickets for Larry for Christmas. We really enjoyed it – I’m so glad I bought it for him as we’ve been wanting to see if since it first started. Today we put away all the Christmas stuff (I was really ready for it to go away) and then took the dogs for a really long walk. Now the house is peaceful because they are all sleeping – nothing like a little exercise to get me a quiet afternoon with the dogs!
OK, off to work on Cobblestone – hope you have a good week!