Having had such a great weekend in Sheffield with Grace, knitting away to our hearts content, I came away with plenty more patterns I want to make. So being keen to get started but also applying the discipline of finish first, start second, I picked up the needles on my Miette cardigan again.
I spent a productive evening on the sleeves, feeling that I was making excellent progress.
Then, the next day, I tried on what I had knitted so far and I knew, I just knew, I was never going to love the Miette cardigan.
I tried so hard to love it, I've been wanting to knit this for so long. I've really appreciated all the encouraging comments you have posted. I'd especially like to thank Caz for her one woman cheerleading. But sadly, I have to be honest with myself, there is no point in persevering with the project because it'll never be right.
Here's a final couple of photos of the ill fated cardigan before it is frogged.
It was tempting to put the wool to one side and do something entirely different, but I can't work like that. I so want to make a cardigan with this wool, and sooner rather than later.
So, the good news is, I've found another pattern and I'm loving knitting it up and it's growing nicely.
Here's the pattern picture.
The pattern is called, rather appropriately, Que Sera, and it's by Kirsten Kapur.
Here's what I've knitted so far.
The textured pattern makes it lovely and squidgy. This cardigan will be a looser fit than the Miette would have been. It's also a much longer length.
So, in future I'm making sure I feel totally happy with my projects rather than putting myself under pressure to try something new. I'm off now to do some happy knitting. Be back soon.