Wednesday, January 03, 2007
The Good and the Bad
Well, I'm having mixed luck with my M-D knitting these days. I'm absolutely loving the Bubbly curtain and having good luck with it so far: very little tinking back, no major screwups (*knocking on wood*). It's coming along rather slowly, both because the Euroflax sportweight on size 5s makes for somewhat slow progress and because I'm comparing my progress here with my lightning-fast progress on a fitted bog jacket done in bulky weight Manos del Uruguay on size 9s. No matter; I really like Bubbly, and plan to make two more: the one you see for the kitchen and the others for the bathroom.
Now the bad: I've frogged my M-D warshrag not once, not twice, but three stinkin' times. I thought this would be a quick and easy way to use up some beautiful Crystal Palace cotton chenille I got in trade and at the same time lay in a small stock of gift-worthy facecloths that I could tie around a pretty bar of soap at a moment's notice as presents.
Attempt #1 saw me mess up the bobbles. The fix I thought I incorporated seamlessly into the next row actually threw off the remainder of the pattern, which I didn't discover until I was into row 8 or 9. I hit the frog pond and immediately cast on again only to discover after about 4 rows that I'd twisted my join. *grrrrrr* I frogged yet again and cast on, joining very carefully this time, and realized at row 15 that I had somehow managed to take a straight join and twist it after the fact. I did frog the cursed mess instead of lobbing it straight out the nearest window, but I didn't have the heart to cast on again. I've memorized the entire freakin' pattern and I still don't have a finished (or even a started) dishcloth! From what I managed to knit up it looks like if I ever get the pattern to work it'll be beautiful, but I just may have to stab myself with a dpn if I screw this up one more time. Here's hoping it doesn't come to that....
I also have frogged the MD Washrag three times. Haven't tried it again, but I will....eventually. It is a beauty!
Deep breath. When you're ready to try again I'm sure it will fly off the needles!