Sunday 21 September 2014

Take a Deep Breath and Move Away from the Knitting...

So I'm tootling away, knitting up my skirt, it's growing quite quickly, waistband done....

...but hey, hang on a minute, it looks enormous!  I followed the advice for sizing the pattern but there's no way my hips are that big!

So, nothing else for it, rip it out and start again!!!

That means starting everything, including the provisional cast on.

How frustrating and bothersome.  I find the best thing to do in these situations is to get it started, so that it's up and running again, but then to put it down, put it to one side and distract yourself with something new.

I gathered together all the oddments of aran weight yarn I could find in my stash.  I don't knit that often with the heavier weight yarns but I seem to have acquired a substantial collection of bits and pieces.

And I'm now crocheting a huge, warm, cosy, wrap-around, shawl - using as much of this yarn as I can.

I'm following a pattern called Lagniappe Shawl, it's free on Ravelry.

I'm loving it already.  There's plenty of variety in the stitches and I may add some variations of my own.

So, now I'm feeling a lot less frustrated and bothered.  I'm no longer angry with the skirt - it's not the skirt's fault.  I can happily return to knitting it, knowing I have my crochet shawl to look forward to working on.  Once again, I'm at peace with my knitting and crocheting!


  1. What a shame, not to worry tomorrow is another day. The shawl is looking delightful with some wonderful colours.

  2. Shawl looks good. That's why Rob's jumper took me so long though - things just kept going wrong

  3. NIce colors for the shawl. I aloso have different WIP at the same time, some knitting and somme crocheting works... so have fun with yours and have a nice sunday !

  4. It's like a Mandala shawl - just the ticket for a dull winter's day.

  5. Nice progress on the pretty shawl. =)


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