Saturday, 27 January 2007

Is it a waste of time?

I was going to post today about my excitement at finishing the back of my summer top (see sidebar and footnote) - including a new technique (for me): short row shaping. But...

Twenty rows into the front I realised that I don't have enough yarn to complete the project - and since it was yarn I bought in the early 80s there's no chance of getting any more! I only have 350g from the original project (which I knitted and wore but I'm too old now for sleeveless, baggy, shapeless clothes and the yarn was still too good to throw away).

I frogged it all, and now it is waiting for another moment of inspiration!
The colours are all wrong for a winter garment (eg scarf) but the yarn knits up on 6.00mm (US 10) needles, so any yarn used with it needs to be quite thick too and that makes for a heavy summer garment. It gets really hot here in Sydney (last Sunday was 40C - 109F) so we need cool clothes! So, it's back to the designing process. I'll let you know how it works out! :-(

2 comments:

  1. Aww! That's too bad. I'm sure you'll come up with something, though. :)

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