Is there a method to that madness or do you just throw caution to the wind and let the needles fly?
I say it’s a little bit of both. I mean you aren’t going to knit a lacy pattern using chunky weight yarn are ya? I mean you could if one were wild and rebellious and a little loco. Where am I going with this. I totally had some great thoughts when I sat here to write this but now I’ve drawn a blank.
But I will share with you my latest tragedy, or not. I think I’d like to quote the awesome Beyonce and call this project my “beautiful nightmare.”
I bought some Plain and Fancy yarn
a while back. I can’t even tell ya how long it’s been but I think it’s more than 4 years old. I took that variegated one (right) and casted on for a scarf the name of the patter is Holding Hands,Feeding ducks. The pattern can also be found here. I liked it. I loved it. It was beautiful. Everyone I showed it to or happen to see it while I was working on it liked it too. But then something happened. Other projects called to me, and this poor little scarf sat and waited for me patiently at the bottom of a dark, and cold project bag.
Then this weekend, not wanting to begin a new project and a little ashamed that maybe I should finish another project before I cast on for another project. I took out this pretty little scarf, and began to work on it. But the more I looked at it the more not happy I was with it. I thought of a way to repair the problems I had with it both in my head and on the piece itself, but I just couldn’t. My OCD rears it’s ugly head and sometimes I just can’t get over of the personal design features I have created. 🙂 I tried. I really did. And in one final moment, I looked at that scarf already about a foot and a half long, and said “it’s not you, it’s me.”
I did it I frogged it. The whole thing rewound into a nice little center pull cake. Most of us would be so disgusted at this point, we might just even toss that cake back into the stash pile and find another project. But I had dreams for this pretty yarn, and I casted on for Easy Drop Stitch Scarf. THE BEST darn choice I’ve ever made. I LOVE it! It looks super complicated and that you spent lots of time on it but, it knits up super fast. I already have the same length plus more of this scarf knit up than I did of the one I frogged and took me months to get to.
Good ole rebound pattern. I really like the HHFD pattern, the yarn worked well with it, no funny pooling of colors. But I had not consistently treated the end stitches the same, sometimes I passed them sometimes I knit them and longer the scarf got the more noticeable it was. The fabric was dense, very thick, it’s great for 10 below weather and we don’t have those here where I live.
EDSS, gives me a light drapey fabric, and the colors are still perfect.
It’s all about taste. Pictures I bet you would like to see both, and you decide.