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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Digging through the pile

Hi everyone. I've been a bit quiet on here lately, but I should be back with several new/completed projects soon. You know how sometimes life gets difficult, hands you lemons, craps all over you? I've been going through a bit of that, but I'm coming out the other side in a better place, the place I want to be. I'm one of those people that needs a back-up plan for my back-up plan, so while I put plan B into effect, I'm focusing on some knitting therapy. 

I'm pretty excited I've changed a WIP into a FO this week, and I'll share that on Friday. Here's a hint, it's pink. I know, big surprise. While I wait for the new yarn I've ordered to arrive I'm digging through my "naughty" pile of projects, and seeing if I can finish anything. 

The first thing in the pile is the Leaf Cardigan I started ages ago. It is too small, and made incorrectly, and I am 100% sure life will be better when it is frogged. 

The second thing in my pile is my Gemini. Now, I don't know what I have against this pattern, but I have attempted it twice, and I'm giving it one last chance. The blue Gemini got canned because I notice an error in it, and I didn't have the heart to rip it back.  See:

Then I got my hands on some KnitPicks CotLin yarn and decided I would try again. This time I only got this far:

I'm pretty sure I just put it in the time out because I had sore hands at the time, and the linen/cotton yarn wasn't helping. But after putting it back onto needles I saw an error in it. I've since frogged it. Like, just now.

Lastly, this throw blanket I started, uhm, a long time ago. I decided I didn't have enough yarn, or energy, or whatever, and it has sat in the basket since. I haven't wanted to frog it because of the effort already expended on it, but, well, it isn't going to grow either. If I frog it at least I can use the yarn for something else.  

That's it for me for now. I'm going to sit here until I  decide if I'm going to carry on with the blue Gemini, or re-start the red. Or maybe, just maybe, find a new pattern for the Cotlin yarn.  See you Friday! 


  1. wow you have a lot of WIP's going on right now - I can't wait to see your finished pink object. Have a knitty Wednesday xx

  2. That blanket looks like a promising candidate for becoming a scarf since you don't feel like frogging. Just add a basic edge with some simple lace, or something else that matches, and you can take it out of your naughty pile.

  3. I love the idea of your naughty pile! Looking forward to seeing your fo on friday!

  4. you sure have been a busy knitting bee, sorry that life has been a bit stressful and complicated but I hope things get better quickly!! Lovely knits :)

  5. Sorry about the lemon crap :( hope it gets better soon!

    That first UFO looks like it has tadpoles swimming up the front!

  6. I'm sorry you're having a rough time but I am glad to know I am not the only one who frogs....lots. And those are major projects with hours of work put into them. I feel you pain! Can't wait to see your FO though! I decided last week when I was frogging everything that the cure was to get new yarn and start something totally different and I did and so far it's working! (I hope I didn't just jinx myself! LOL!).....good luck!

  7. I know you notice the mistake in the Gemini. I do too but only because you told us so (and because I have knitted one some weeks back and know the problem). Maybe you can live with the mistake and work again on this one because I can only recommend it as I like mine very much.


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