Start as you mean to go on is something you hear frequently at New Year’s. Today at Joey’s House I’m practising Finish, since you don’t mean to continue.
I went and collected all of the projects that have languished and decided what to do with them. It has been a busy morning of ripping!
From the top: the caked yarn was a sweater that I had started for Jack, and finished about half of before realizing that I didn’t think I would have enough yarn to complete it , and that they yarn was really way, way to busy for a sweater, even a small one. It will become socks for my mom, as I don’t mind variegated flashiness on someone’s feet, but I don’t think you need to coat an entire torso in it.
The large burgundy ball was supposed to become Hitchhiker scarf. Twice I started it, put it down, couldn’t figure out (months later) where I was, ripped it and restarted. And put it down. Clearly it wasn’t meant to be. No current plans for that yarn although I did discover that it looks great in garter stitch. The smaller balls were actually a hat, and one that I wore – although not much. I have a really hard time finding a hat that doesn’t look ridiculous on me. Anyway, i pulled it out yesterday and discovered a hole in it. I couldn’t repair the hole nicely, and I really liked the yarn. Don’t want to waste nice yarn! RIP!
These mitts are the only thing to survive the Epic Ripping of 2013. I was making great progress on them when I messed up the thumb gusset – the little hearts weren’t lining up properly on the thumb. They only needed a small rip back, but got put away because… well I guess because it was August and I thought there was no rush. Anyway, I am ready to attempt the thumb again, so it is nice to have them ready to go.
Finally, this will be the hardest project to rip back because it is actually a finished sock.
And a really long sock at that! I have knit the leg of this sock three times now, in an attempt to get the shaping correct. This version is the most successful, but no matter what I do there is always a bump where the decreases start. (can you see it in the picture? I can.) I have since looked into other knee sock patterns with different decreases, and I feel i have an idea that could save it – BUT, here’s the thing. I don’t want to knit it again. The striping pattern, while striking was not all that fun to knit. I am not in love with them any more. And once I got this sock figured out I’d still have a second one to knit! That’s a lot of knitting for a project that you feel very meh about. I’m saving this rip out for TV time tonight so I won’t have to focus on just how much I’m ripping. Maybe less painful that way.
In other news there is a new critter on the way – hoping to get Version 3 knit up today.