It’s been a bit of trial and error on my needles lately.
I just about finished a custom order hat before realising that I’d got my numbers wrong somewhere along the way – start again. Luckily hats for little people don’t take too long, and there will always be someone else who needs a small hat.
And after casting on the mammoth 411 shawl stitches last week I started to knit them. Well, I had the best intentions. The pattern recommended a thumb cast-on, which was nice and quick to do, but then such a pain to knit. There was some swearing involved. And then, I got to the middle and saw the thread was broken.
I didn’t cry but I had to eat a lot of ice cream.
I was undecided whether to start over, or try something new. But when I attempted to pull the old stitches of the needle they were so stuck – that was my sign to look for new patterns. Hmpf.
So. I cast on for a Baktus scarf, which is a lovely pattern, easy, straight-forward, economical with your yarn, and free.
But now I don’t like the first shades of turquoise green appearing in that leftover half skein of Noro as much as the next, and also I think I might start over with the stockinette version rather than the seductively easy garter stitch. I’m a bit fussy like that.
I feel like it’ll look a bit more elegant. The scarf is going to be a present, and I think the person is more of a stockinette than a garter kind of person, if you know what I mean..
Oh dear, now I spent all my time writing about knitting – but I did finish my last book by Jojo Moyes, The Last Letter from Your Lover, which was nice enough but still can’t beat my favourite by her.
I’m not sure what to read next – there is still that pile…