Friday, February 4, 2011

Frogged: The Sweater Fail

A couple years ago, one of my knitting goals was to knit a sweater. I knit the pieces, and I had a bad feeling about the bulky yarn, the boxy shape, the horror of seaming. So I stuffed it into a tote bag and pushed it out of my mind. I decided to get this knitting resolution off my chest, so I could say I had followed through. Sure enough, the finished product was super heavy, bulky, and made me look like I was wearing a gross chunky cape. No insult meant to the Nimbus pattern, I have seen many cute renditions on Ravelry. This knitting resolution was just not meant to end in success. I do feel vindicated however, that I made a technically wearable garment from a bunch of string. The yarn is now frogged and re-wound, awaiting a new life as a new project. Perhaps a lovely Brooklyn Tweed stole.

I solemnly declare myself an accessory knitter.

Onward and upward, I am trying out a new-to-me skill in knitting: Enterlac! I was a bit intimidated at first, but its actually quite easy. I am using the ubiquitous Lady Eleanor pattern from Scarf Style paired with Noro Silk Garden. I love it so far. I am about one skein into the pattern, and really enjoying it so far.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

The enterlac is beautiful. I love the Noro! (Perhaps your chunky sweater would have fit me!).