This has been a week of fits and starts…I finished one project on Sunday (hurray) so I was able to start a new one that night. However, as Papa said … I shouldn’t start new projects late at night. 1) it means I don’t want to go to bed and 2) I’m more likely to screw up because I’m tired.
I started making f.pea’s bumpy cardigan pattern (free). Why start something so big this late in the year when I know there are Christmas gifts to be made? Well, because I’m crazy, and because there was a cardigan contest I had hoped to enter. I started it but by the 4th row my counts were off; frogged it; started the first row again and went to bed. When I woke up the next morning I came to my senses and decided this would be a better project for after gifts are finished … even if that means bowing out of the contest.
I think the burgundy and “natural” color will be a beautiful combination together … when I get around to making this.
Ending my dreams of the cardigan contest didn’t stop me from wanting to enter another contest! Oh no. But I figured I could combine this entry with an actual gift!
Monday night I spent unraveling some free yarn I picked up somewhere along the line and started the Montera Slouchy Hat pattern (free). For the most part, it was going well, but I kept thinking the stitches were too loose. I had even done a gauge swatch and it came out fine so I was confused why it didn’t look like the picture. Turns out the yarn used in the pattern is Aran weight. I picked out a yarn that was a worsted weight yarn (at best). So, this is going to get frogged too.