I have never seen this since I started knitting, and I’m sort of speechless about it, but this is my knitting basket….
Isn’t that scary? What happened? Well, do you remember the Aleita shell I was making? I started knitting it again today after a long break, and here is it now…
Yep, frogged. I honestly don’t know what happened, but as I started knitting it, I really started looking at it – and then I tried it on – and it was too big. I started thinking and I’m not 100% sure I did a gauge swatch – ok, well, I guess it is safe to say that I didn’t. So I don’t have anything the the basket, and the only thing I actually have on needles is a a pair of socks on the needles, but commute knitting is never in the basket…so I have an empty basket, and no idea what to do now. I’m a little scared to start a sweater today – I think I probably should take a day or two to recover and get my good knitting mojo back.
There is another reason my basket is empty – I did finish something, rather than frogging it. I haven’t blocked this yet, but thought I’d share something a little happier…
This was a great project – and I was really happy to finish it. I used this project to get a little better at Fair Isle, and I learned how to knit Continental so I could hold a yarn in each hand…
Pattern: Three Tams, Tam A
Yarn: Cascade 220 (White), Noro Kureyon (colorway #233)
Started: January 16, 2009
Finished: January 25, 2009
This was a great pattern – and I may try one of the other charts. It was really sort of fun to knit both ways – but I do need to practice a bit with knitting continental – I found it hard to hold the yarn with consistent tension. I also hard a hard time with purling continental but eventually got it. Having videos on YouTube really helps! I’m going to block this later, and will post pictures to Ravelry once it is dry.
I went to knitting group yesterday, and Lauren (blogless) brought the Swallowtail shawl she had finished (beautiful!). It really got me in the mood for lace – but I can’t find anything that is really calling to me. How sad is that – I have a bunch of yarn, a million patterns – and I’m just not sure what to do next. I think its a case of having too many choices. I was thinking maybe a rectangle vs triangle – but again, can’t decide on anything. But I’m sure Il’l find something soon – and then I’ll cast on for that, and for Acer. Just maybe not today – just in case my good knitting mojo is still on vacation.
Well, I’m off to look through patterns and stash – I hope your knitting is going better than mine! Have a great week!