this project is representative of my mood these days. I am feeling rather blah – can’t decide if I like it, if I should rip it, what I should knit next, what yarn I should use for the thing I can’t decide to knit next ….. blah, blah!
so what do you think? When this pattern first hit the blog scene, I fell in love with it. So cool! And I still love it – I just don’t know how much I love it in this yarn. I am beginning to think that this yarn is in fact my problem. It is lovely – Lorna’s Laces, and so so soft. But it is completely not my colors. I bought it on a trip to Greenport, which is a little village on the north fork of Long Island and it was something of a souvenir and as such the colors remind me of that day – all blue sky and sandy beach. But they are definitely not the colors that I tend to knit with.
So this is where you come in —– tell me what to do! do I continue on because it is in fact beautiful and I will come to appreciate that fact. Do I rip it now? any project ideas for this yarn (Lorna’s worsted – I have two skeins which totals 450 yds)
Ditch the yarn.
If you don’t like it, rip it. Find someone with yarn you *do* like, and trade.
Life’s too short to knit with yarn you don’t love.
I’m kinda sentimental about souvenir yarn – and those colors do scream beach. But if the knitting isn’t good for you, I would rip it but keep the yarn. I am always suprised about those “aha”s I have about the right pattern for a troublesome yarn in my stash. And I have noticed that Ravelry is increasing the frequency of my inspirational moments (and decreasing the rate of my clean laundry production!)
I kind of like the way the yarn is striping, but def not with that pattern.
I’m with Cara – ditch the yarn, but use it for something else.
I actually like the way it looks so far, but if it’s not making you happy, it will just end up being abandoned. If you can’t think of someone who will absolutely love it and you HAVE to knit it for them, then rip it and keep the yarn as a souvenir until something occurs to you that will be perfect and make you happy :)
good luck!!! :)
It’s pretty but if you’re not loving it then I’d stop and find another pattern for the yarn. Maybe that Irish Hiking Scarf that’s reversible? I can’t think of the name of it right now.
But, but…it is pretty and a souvenir that will remind you of the beach and sky on cold winter days. I’m liking it!
I like it a lot but if you don’t then rip it. Maybe you’ll find something later that suits it better or maybe it will just always be souvenir yarn.
I would keep knitting it, until you have decided what you want to knit next. It is a beautiful scarf and would make the right person very happy. This time of year, it does not hurt to have an ‘extra’ completed item hanging about. If, however, you know what you want to do next, and don’t want to have it hanging over you…beaches and frog ponds can get along.
Okay, contrarian here. I love the scarf, both the way the colors are striping and crossing diagonally (reminds me of Mason-Dixon bibs; SnC does that on its good days) and the colors? Mmmmm. Perhaps you need a gift for someone? This would be a good one.
I think you should make something you’re excited about. Frog this scarf and put the yarn away for a gift for someone important to you, and go through your stash until you hit gold!
I kinda like it… but YOU should love it.
I am with Margene about this one.
Maybe you need to find yourself something very colorful to knit now and go back to this scarf in awhile and then decide.
use it for something else …but what??
I like it. Finish it and give it to me. I like that scarf too but don’t want to actually knit it. You see me often enough to have your little reminder. It’s all good!
How about alternating skeins?
running, hiding, ducking. ;)
Just done the same scarf with Colinette Banyan-didn’t like it so frogged it and started gain in blackberry stitch.Will do this pattern but with a different and more suitable yarn.Good luck.
i vote no . don’t like the colors or the pattern. would it look better if they were socks? i know you like to knit socks
It’s ultimately up to you, but I love the plaid effect that’s going on with the colors! Maybe save it for later when you’re feeling better?
I like the diagonal plaid effect, too, and I would wear the colors. If you know you wouldn’t wear it, how do you feel about having souvenier yarn knit into something that never gets worn? Maybe you could designate it your scarf for when you go to the beach in the winter.
On the other hand, if you really like the pattern and you’re one of those people who never knit a pattern twice, then you’d be tying up both a yarn and a pattern in something you wouldn’t wear.
Was that any help at all?
I think it’s pretty but if you don’t like it, rip it.
Keep knitting. It’s lovely. Then donate it to a local shelter. Where it will be loved and keep someone very cozy.