Friday, April 15, 2016

Rescuing a misguided knit

Ripping out a mostly knitted project is too discouraging for me to do most of the time - and forget a completely-knit project that didn't work for me, I pass those onto somebody else to enjoy - but if the yarn is amazing and out of production, well...

Remember the fingerless gloves I tried to design for my Vesper sock scraps?  The thumb I came up with would make an excellent spout cover for a tea cosy, wouldn't it.  And it felt okay on my actual thumb, too, but overall this pattern just didn't gel.

Still, I absolutely love these colours, and now that I have a functional fingerless glove pattern, I am as excited as ever about seeing these particular stripes on my hands when it's cold.



Wrap (too lazy to get out the swift).


Oh, come on - how can you not play with such crazy crinkly yarn?

And: tie!

And now it's just soak and hang to dry and re-cake and cast on and make a new pair of stripey gloves. Done and done.  Between stints of tax return prep, of course.  And knitting a few rounds of those England-bound socks.

Hope you have a great weekend and I'll see you Monday!


Su said...

I'm very impressed that you go to the trouble of soaking and rewinding! I am super lazy and have been known to reknit something straight from the original project, bad knitter that I am!
I'm quite enjoy frogging something though and have no regrets, if it's not right, it's not right and it will never get used. I may as well accept that and find a new use for the yarn.

Mary Keenan said...

I'm impressed I did the soaking too Su... I wouldn't normally but it was just SO kinked, and I don't love knitting with hugely kinked yarn. At least it wasn't a whole sweater to rip and soak and recake - yuck!