Good things come in threes
Have you seen the new sock patterns that have come out in the past few days? Cassie’s Loksins, Pamela’s Marigolds and soon-to-be-released Kate’s Marina Piccola.
I love them all, and not just because…
Bad things come in threes as well
The lace I posted about the other day? I hate it. It’s all wrong, and the more I look at it and get away from it, the more I hate it.
Thank you thank you thank you all for posting your true feelings about it. Funny thing is, I didn’t set out to do hearts. They evolved into that and I went with it. Bad idea. It’s very dense and not at all the look I had in my mind. I’m going back to the drawing board on this one. At least one thing is for sure — it’s renewed my love of Zephyr, and that’s a good thing since I have enough for at least three shawls.
The three thing? Well, I swatched and knitted and experimented for three solid days on this thing. It was hard to admit that nothing productive was going to come from all that work. But, when I posted and asked for your thoughts I started to accept that I didn’t like what I did. Your comments confirmed my thoughts.
I’m not bitter (not much, anyway) but I’m a little spent on the lace swatching. Even knitting with Zephyr isn’t doing it for me.
Excuse me while I cast on for a new pair of socks.

16 thoughts on “Threes

  1. I hate knitting when nothing works out. It feels like a horrible cycle. Get excited, swatch, nothing. Repeat.

  2. Hey Jody – you are probably pretty committed to designing your own stole here (which I completely understand) but I am currently working on my second rectangular lace shawl, which is based on interlocking diamond and zigzag type shapes…it might be a couple of weeks before I’m ready to post it, but I thought I’d give you a heads up in case you’re interested! The first design, the Catalina stole pattern (already posted), might also appeal to you. Whatever you choose, happy knitting. ~gabriella :)

  3. Whoops, I didn’t post MHO last time, but I agree that, if anything, the shawl *is* too dense. Airy, light shalws are the best. But that color is *bee yoo tiful*. I love Zephyr too, I think they have the best color range. Last time I cheaped out and got Knitpicks though…next time I’ll go for the Zephyr!

  4. I feel your pain. I had to chuck a pattern I was working on as well. It’s hard to admit defeat and come to terms with lost time and energy, but it’s far better than making something you will never like and never use!

  5. Not every idea is a winner right away. You’ll get there. Retreating into a sock is a great palate cleanser. I saw Kate and Pam’s sock, but Cassie’s was new to me. Oy, the choices!

  6. Hunny, I feel you pain! I’m this close to tossing the FPS into the deep end of the frog pond never to be seen again! I hate the thing but it’s MY KAL and I’ve put so much into it already! ::sigh:: At least you found out early!

  7. Froggy goes a courtin’, huh? And here I thought he would be too tuckered out from visiting me last weekend to go visiting someone else quite so soon!
    As I wrote in my new blog (shameless self-promotion) I cast on three, frogged two last weekend. I feel your pain. If at first you don;t succeed…

  8. I’m a big believer in letting ideas marinate. Of course, you don’t know if something won’t work until you TRY it, so kudos to you for spending those three days. Be happy it didn’t turn into three months (or longer) with a shawl you’ll never wear! Socks are always a safe bet.

  9. I hate when what you see in your head isn’t what comes out of the needles – even with repeated knitting! so frustrating. maybe letting it marinate for a bit and working on something else will help….

  10. I think you made the right decision. Tough call, but why spend time working on something you don’t love?
    Thank you for that link to the Piccola socks. I want to make those so badly!!

  11. Thanks for the “heads up” on the new sock patterns – I was aware of Kate Gilbert’s new pattern (which I love), but the other two are news to me, and also very nice.

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