Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Where the *#$@!%^& is it?!!!!

Okay. I have a problem. I'm losing things - my mind probably among them. You know those socks I was knitting for my brother? I can't find them anywhere in my house. That means I've lost 1 skein of beautiful Dream in Colour, some rather nice size 4 circulars, and the cute little bag that held said yarn and needles. On top of that, I've lost the pattern for the below scarf.
I'm on ball 2 of the organic cotton for that, and can figure out the pattern just by looking at the scarf, so could probably write it out again if I really wanted to (which I don't). But STILL! How come I'm losing everything?!! Grr...

So, in other news, I'm trying to figure out what to do with this
This is what I've knit of the back of the Dollar and Half Cardigan. I'm realizing that I hate seaming so much that I've been putting off this sweater for a long, long time now. I was thinking of going through the pattern and trying to re-write it so that it's knit from the top down, kinda like the way Tulip is knit. But that also seems very daunting considering the amount of pattern work on the sweater, and the fact that I've never modified a pattern as majorly as this, and for it to be a sweater? Kinda intimidating. I have a nice pattern for a top-down raglan v-neck pullover that I wanted to make, so I'm wondering if I should just frog this back and just make that instead. The debate continues in my head, so feel free to try and convince me one way or another. I'm very mold-able right now.

1 comment:

Adrienne said...

Wahh! Where is the yarn?!? That would be super-sad and super-annoying if you lost it. Did you take the socks with you out of the house? Could they be in the car? At someone else's house? At work?

Re the Dollar and a Half Cardigan....hm. Are you pretty sure that you will NEVER pick it up again? How badly do you want it? Badly enough to use it as an exercise-in-improving-your-seaming? If the thought of seaming makes you want to tear your hair out, I say rip it out and knit a more Karen-friendly pattern with it. I wouldn't know the first thing about modifying a pattern to be knit top-down, either. =)

An argument for ripping it out would be that you've only knit the back so far, so not too much labour wasted....

I think it comes down to just how much you want that specific sweater versus something else. If you're not totally head-over-heels in love with Dollar and a Half, and it's not one of those I-must-have-this patterns, then I think frogging it wouldn't be too bad of a choice.

OK, rambling essay finished. =)