Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Yarnarian Blathers On!

Ah, the trials and tribulations of designing a mitered scarf in another pattern! Yesterday, I knit and frogged more times than I can count. I want to do another mitered scarf and I don't want to have to cut yarn at the end of every miter, but that seems to be the way I must go. and then, I tried so many different variations that my poor head was spinning. I'll have another go at it today, while I'm fresh and not zonked.

The yarn I'm using was dyed up months ago, and held in reserve just for a moment like this. First I tried it on a new sock pattern and you couldn't see the pattern for the yarn, and the yarn for the pattern. In short, a mess. But this baby will be wonderful in a garter stitch mitered something-or-other. Sigh, now to work on it again!

So, here's my conclusion, yet again, for sock patterns and variegated yarn: YOU HAVE TO LET THE YARN TALK TO YOU! You may blithly go ahead with a fancy yarn and a fancy pattern, but if it looks crummy after a couple of repeats, rip the fool thing out and find another pattern.

Dyeing news: Here are some purty yarns I dyed up on Tues. Not all of them because I want to keep you tantalized by what's coming. Such an evil woman! Here they are: Pastel, Crocus, Woods and Tree Bark. I'm keeping Pastel for me for that new sock pattern.

As usual, if you see a yarn you want, let me know and I'll reserve it for you. Shameless commerce, of course.

Linda - I can't tell you how many times I've knit a few inches of a project and knew it wasn't going to work, and then convinced myself to knit another few inches, only to rip it out. It is good yarn! I knit with it and wouldn't sell it if I knew it was crummy yarn.

1 comment:

Linda said...


Yes, and double-yes. I frogged that yarn for the mitered socks so many times that I thought it would just disintegrate in my hands. It's testimony to the quality of PennyRose yarns that it's still usable.


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