Well this was bound to happen

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Progress, baby! Now this looks scarfy.

Things were looking up. Yes, it was taking a while, but I was positive a scarf was in progress. I used the smaller knitting needles, which didn’t feel right to me. I think I prefer the larger ones. I’m not sure why, but it’s probably similar to coloring with a giant crayon: you’re way less likely to break it than its dainty counterpart.

I may have added a few stitches. I may have dropped a few. I tried to be careful.

Perhaps I put it down for too long because the next thing I knew, two stitches had come off the last row. There’s probably a simple, intuitive way to fix it. An engineer would be able to figure it out. Or someone with mathematical skills.

Not me. I fucked that scarf up in a hurry and, just as quickly, I destroyed it.

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New beginnings. Because sometimes you have to start over.

I’ll admit the destruction process wasn’t entirely dissatisfying. In the end, I had this: A nice, neat ball of yarn. Just like when I started it a week and a half ago, only smaller because I ripped it a few times and threw a big wad of yarn in the garbage.

I’m over it. In fact, I’m glad. A fresh start is just what I need this Monday morning. And more coffee.

One comment

  1. Twilight Storm Crafts · March 11, 2016

    Sorry you needed to rip out your work, especially with that kind of yarn. They make little knitting needle nipple things that keep the yarn from falling off while you’re not knitting. A cheaper option might be twisting a big rubber band at the end. I like circular needles. I just push my work into the cable once im done with the row and never had a problem.

    For fun: Look up instructions for “How to make a center pull ball of yarn” (If you want to) You only need a paper towel or toilet paper cardboard tube (or the equivalent.) That way you won’t need to put the ball in anything to keep it under control when you start the scarf again.

    BTW-I got some of that new lion brand scrubby yarn and made some dish scrubbers… Crocheting that yarn is a VERY… interesting… experience… I haven’t tried to knit with it yet. It’s strange stuff.

    As always wishing you well


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