Gift knitting has begun. Awkwardly. I bought this yarn because it came in such amazing colors and was on sale at Webs. But it only has 100 yards in a skein. Fortuitously, I got a pattern for a 100 yard chunky knit cowl on that Boston Yarn Crawl I went on. However, the pattern is one of those that seems SO simple (it's only a 1 row pattern) that it makes you crazy AND is hard to "fix" with out ripping back. I realized after knitting one skein about 3/4 of the way that the size/shape was not going to flatter anybody's neck, or even keep it warm. So I adjusted the stitches cast on and re-did it. But then I found mistakes and re-did it again, and again. The other skein only had to be knit once.
It goes fast, so, actually, I might do so more.
There was a time when ripping back, or having unsatisfactory results would have paralyzed me.
I am proud that I stuck to this!
The following questions are only rhetorical, but if you relate to them, do your best to change up your "usual" answers:
- What is the matter with me?
- Why can't I get this right?
- I wonder if this is worth doing? ... since it is making me so mad.