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 .  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 .  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!

Friday, March 9, 2012

It's been a month already...

...since my last post.  How time passes when you are busy.  In the meantime I've finished three sweaters none of which have been photographed since the weather has been frightful.  But I'll take our snow storms over the hurricanes in the Midwest and the South any time.  To tide me over until I get pictures of sweaters, socks, and afghan squares, here are some things I've found on the Internet.

"Knit on, merrily!