Couldn’t resist

Sure, I know that I have repeatedly said that I would not cast on new projects until I finish a project, and that I have two projects that I haven’t finished…but I just couldn’t resist.

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Raha Scarf from Knitted Lace in Estonia – done in two days and gorgeous.  It just had its bath and its drying now…so more details when its dry and I can take better pictures. 

I’m trying really hard not to look at the other patterns in the book – but I find myself looking at a pattern, and then flipping to Ravelry to look at my stash….

I ended up frogging the socks – just too big.  I started over today with Tidal Wave socks but decreased the stitch count.  Now its pooling and I can’t decide if I like it – I’m used to this yarn being sort of stripey.  Not pooling in clumbs.  It is probably not a good sign that I keep on stopping and staring at it.  If I frog it again, the yarn is going back in the stash, and my sister will have to pick something else. 

OK, back to knitting my sweater.  Almost the weekend!

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22 Responses to Couldn’t resist

  1. Valerie says:

    lovely yarn… can’t wait to see more pics

  2. kim says:

    Yes, but really, who makes up these knitting rules? The scarf looks lovely. Is that the yarn from Rhinebeck?

  3. Suzanne says:

    Its beautiful!! Good thing I don’t have that rule about finishing, I must have about 10 projects started! I eventually finish…

  4. Stacy says:

    My mantra of “must finish UFO before casting on” doesn’t work for me either….. the scarf looks wonderful! I like the color.

  5. Jeannie says:

    I couldn’t wait to finish a project before starting something from that book either. The scarf looks lovely so far. I can’t wait to see more pictures of it. I want to knit that pattern too(or most of the patterns in the book.)

  6. Anna says:

    That is beautiful, and so quick too! That book is on my Amazon wishlist, so I’m hoping I get it for Christmas! Love the yarn too, it’s really pretty.

  7. Opal says:

    The scarf is gorgeous! I say put the sock aside and find a project with more love. 🙂

  8. dawn says:

    Oh dear, I have this book and was hoping to keep it unopened as a Christmas present for myself – I don’t know if I can resist now!

  9. kitkatknit says:

    Beautiful Raha scarf!! And don’t you just love Lori Lawson’s yarns and rovings? I finally got to meet her this year at Black Sheep Gathering and tell her in person how much I love Capistrano Fibers.

  10. Kim says:

    I live for those little detours in knitting. Sometimes you get your favorite items that way.

    Beautiful scarf!

  11. Lorraine says:

    Jeanne- You’re the first one to have a finished project from the book. Amazon won’t have theirs until December.

  12. Rachel says:

    So pretty, I love the color and the scarf!

  13. hakucho says:

    Wow, you knit that scarf fast! Great pattern and color. Too bad about your socks. Guess maybe your yarn doesn’t like that pattern. Maybe a different pattern would work out better?

  14. Terrye says:

    That yarn is gorgeous, no wonder you couldn’t wait!

    Terrye
    http://knitting.craftgossip.com

  15. Kathleen says:

    I don’t even want to buy the book after the holidays.

  16. elizabeth says:

    So many people are knitting this! I can’t wait to get the book, it’s on my list!

  17. lorent says:

    Oh, beautiful! I’m all about the reds this year. I can’t get enough of that color. I’m desperately trying NOT to look at that book until I finish my current sweater, but after that, all bets are off…

  18. Theresa says:

    Just gorgeous!!

  19. Oiyi says:

    Wow, so pretty! I can see why you can’t wait.

    I literally have to stop myself from casting on a million projects each day. Must focus on the projects at hand!

  20. rhoda says:

    the scarf is beautiful!! oh no..you frogged the socks?? And your latest project isn’t working either? Oh, what to do. 😦

  21. titianknitter says:

    Looks nice! I’ve got that book, and I’m just dying to cast on one of the projects.

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