Whenever I start a new project I have the greatest of intentions. I picture in my mind that my piece will come out looking amazing and just like the picture. Doesn’t this always happen for you?
Yet there are those times when things go wrong. In this case many things went wrong.
- I totally underestimated the amount of yarn I had. Since I was unraveling an old sweater I didn’t have the weight or yardage of the yarn. Which lead to problem #2
- I ran out of yarn! UGH UGH UGH. I tried to make some adjustments to the pattern to compensate for the lack of yardage, however, it just got worse. The sleeve openings were too tight, the length was too short, and the neckline was bonkers.
- The last issue was the yarn choice. As it worked up the draping of the yarn was well…yuck. The body of the sweater looked way too stiff and boxy.
I am feeling a little defeated right now. All that work for nothing. I don’t know if it is me or the patterns but it seems like no project will make this yarn happy. Frustrated with this fail, I am going to take a little break from knitting. There is a lack of creative energy flowing through my fingers right now. This Whit just doesn’t want to Knit.