A Bad Knitting Day

Today is not a good day. A good day is when my knitting is working out. Today it’s not. My BlueV, an attempt at a summer weight cardigan with eyelets is going to sit in the time-out corner. I tried once, twice, even three times.IMG_5839

The first time it was a knit forward, rip back project as you can see. But was I deterred? NO.

I checked it again and found math errors so I tried it with different wool and a brighter colour to encourage me.IMG_5753

This one seems to work so I turned back to the BlueV but it’s still no good.20180301_084239

Are there any tear stains visible? I’m done with this one for now. We are through!

The red one has a chance of a revival though. I do love red and it’s behaving and trying to please me. We haven’t come to the Great Divide where the truth lies so I’m not getting too excited yet. My optimism is a little dented.

I’m going to take some time-out myself and knit some hats. Hats are reliable. Hats want to fit. Hats and I get along great. These are my Any Gauge Two Triangle Hats. Dive into your stash and cast on. NO SWATCHING!!IMG_5822 - Copy

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Hats, love them. How are your knitting projects going?

Thanks for reading,


ANY GAUGE and GAUGE-FREE patterns by Deb

Cabin Fever No-Sew patterns

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Author: debgemmellmods

I'm a Knitter. The capital K means every day, everywhere. I'm co-owner of Cabin Fever with my sister Lyn. We have published over 100 patterns and 11 books. I'm also working on a new set of patterns for Any Gauge knitting. Dive into your stash and cast on for a Top Down sweater that fits, or an accessory to use up those odd balls of yarn.

3 thoughts on “A Bad Knitting Day”

  1. I have shawl in the time out corner. I do entirely understand.
    But hats are an ego saver. They’re fun, easy and quick projects. They use up bits and bobs of yarn. They will fit somebody somewhere. They are wonderful donation projects.
    And thus, they restore confidence in my knitting ability!

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