Today is Black Friday, as I’m sure you’re all aware. I, for one, will be no where near the malls – it’s on line for me baby! and here is an amusing link in light of the day & season!
Thank you for all your comments about my sweater. Truly I am beginning to believe that when knitting a sweater for myself I enter some kind of fibery fugue state. I refuse to see problems that are right there in front of my eyes. Problems that I am holding in my own two hands ferchristssakes. Did you notice that those color breaks were throughout the top portion of the sweater? That up until I posted the picture I had managed to avoid acknowledging other spots of white? Then there is also the sizing issue – although I have gotten better about that. Lately I am better about realizing if something is too small/big.
So, I ended up ripping back to the underarm. Both Cara and Kathleen remarked on the pooling (something else I was in denial about) and Cara told me a good way to avoid it. I thought that the honeycomb pattern would be enough to avoid pooling. Wrong. So here’s what to do about it – alternate skeins of yarn on alternate rows. Simple enough. but really, with color breaks and pooling, remind me again why we like handpainted/dyed yarns?
But what this all really, really means is that I am completely and totally sick of this sweater and have cast it aside to knit a hat. I am to the crown decreases of the hat so it won’t be long before the sweater is back in my hands. But at this rate, one has to wonder when it will be on my back.
ps. Aunt Mabel’s Cranberry Pie Cake was a big success – and easy peasy!