Thursday, September 25, 2008

Where is my knitting mojo?

I used to knit so carelessly, and most of my stuff turned out rather well, and the way how little yarns I had left over was almost famous... now I run out of yarn and had to rip back a repeat from the Adamas shawl. But that wasn't that bad. Now this clapotis is a complete mess. The yarn was bleeding, and it was just not enough. Even though I started with two repeat less at the increasing rows, I didn't had enough to make twelve at the straight ones and decrease all the way. I frogged back one, and it still was not enough, so I frogged the whole thing back... By now I almost hate that bloody (umm bleeding) yarn. I am stubborn enough to do that clap once more but I sure will not love to wear it... the colors would probably would go well for my friend (who received the Hungarian socks back in the spring with such a grace)... and I already ordered some other yarn from the company I got the yarn for the Adamas.
Then I realized I made a mistake with the Dahlia too. I wanted to decrease it a bit to have somewhat more fitted waistline, but I haven't realized that the bodice part should be longer than I thought. If I decrease it this rate it would be way to tight. So I have to frog it back too...
I have no idea what is up with me. I keep frogging things back.
So I am either cursed, or just simply lost my knitting mojo, or... could I have become more of a perfectionist? That I wouldn't go things pass by and I would rather rip back and fix it?
That still wouldn't explain the bloody bleeding yarn that turned out so much not as I imagined from the skein...

The good news is that the yarn I ordered from ebay and was starting to get worried about it has arrived today, and I love it, and I am pretty sure it wants to become the cable down raglan sweater. Now I have to see how can I get hold of the pattern...

1 comment:

Isis said...

I love that cable down raglan pattern, it will look great on you I'm sure !
Everyone makes mistakes and gets frustrated once in a while... maybe you're getting all the frustration for the past 10 years at once, who knows, LOL , Could it be you are knitting more and thus having PROPORTIONALLY more trouble ?