Isn’t this nice?
Last weekend, I just had to start a new project. I had started the second sleeve on Cobblestone, and also have been working on the shawl – but I just needed a new project to be excited about. And what better than a cowl – quick, easy and a great way to use some stash yarn.
This is Malabrigo – so gorgeous, so soft, so much fun to work with. And that’s where the problem started…I just love this yarn! I couldn’t stop knitting it, squeezing it, making anyone around me say how soft it is (“come on, feel it – feel how soft it is…isn’t it soft?”).
And that was the problem. It didn’t matter – I just kept on knitting. Because I loved the yarn, loved the pattern. And although I kept on looking at it, and knew that it just wasn’t right – I kept on going. Until I finally forced myself to really look at it.
Skinny, eh? This just isn’t going to work. I think this cowl would choke the person that is going to be the receipient. And no matter how I pull or push – it just isn’t wide enough. This is like half of the length its supposed to be – and I imagine that it will look and feel just to tight, to bunchy. So I need to frog it.
But I’m having a hard time doing that. Because I love the yarn, love the pattern. OK, I really love the yarn. This is the second thing I’ve tried to make with the yarn – I have four skeins of it total – about 850 yards. I initially was making Sharfik – but it just didn’t work with the yarn. So I put it back in the stash and occasionally tried to find something to make with it. Because I love this yarn.
I mean – look at that – gorgeous! I want to make a sweater from Malabrigo – maybe several. It is so soft, so nice. Come on, feel it – isn’t it soft?
But as far as the cowl, I’ll be frogging it tonight. And putting the yarn back in the stash. Maybe next time it will finally work.
And now its time to get back to work on Cobblestone…have a great rest of the week!