Friday, March 30, 2012

Froggy went a frogging

I finally fished this UFO out of the basket.  I started this Summer Tee about a year ago.  The pattern is from a Verena Magazine and is called Celebrity.  Click here  to view it on Ravelry or go to http://verenaknitting.com/ .  I am knitting it with Kretzer's On Your Toes Bamboo yarn with US Size 7 (4.5 mm) needles. 

Several hurdles had to be overcome.  At first I decided that I  didn't want all that lace across the chest, so I added a stockinette portion in that area.  But when I was done, I really didn't like the way it looked.  I then knit the back and about two-thirds through held the fabric against the front and realized that I had two different dye lots and the back was considerably darker than the front.  Then the hunt started for the same dye lot.  I finally found the same dye lot at http://yarnmarket.com/ .  It was the last ball.  So after all of that I put it aside and finally dug it out again a week ago.  Of course by then I had forgotten the problem with the dye lot.  I unraveled the front which had the stockinette section and started reknitting it in the lace pattern.  I was almost to the arm hole when I went "duh" it's the wrong dye lot.  So froggy hopped onto my shoulder once more.  Can you see how this has become a chore rather than fun? But I am almost to the armhole again and decided that the only way I was ever going to finish this project was to tell about my travails and post a photo.

My current mantra is: "Thou shalt not start another project until you have muddled through this one."

Knit on Merrily!

2 comments:

  1. Very pretty! "Practice makes perfect!" I'm sure it will turn out great.

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