I am close to losing it here!!! I have cast on three projects since finishing the shawl, one made it to finish, one has been ripped, the third just might get ripped too. Yesterday I showed you the hat I finished, still trying to use up that Frog Tree Meriboo.
Last night I ripped out the current sweater, due to horrible increases in fingering weight yarn! The lifted increase on every row was creating ugly puckers. I tried to use a YO on the previous row and then twist it closed on the next row, but that was tedious trying to remember. And half the time I couldn’t figure out if I should do a right or left leaning twist. And thus I kept messing up which one I was using. And to top it all off, the increase just looked sloppy.
So do I just do it bottom up and then have pretty decreases to reduce the numbers? Or just use open YOs for the increases top down? I really do not want open YOs, so bottom up looks to be the only way to treat this issue. Which means I need to dig out the class notes from the Joan Schrouder class I took on contiguous set in sleeves for bottom up sweaters. I can still use the pattern I have, just reverse the knitting of it.
Snowfling Mitts are just gorgeous. And I WILL have these in my life. But maybe just not with this yarn. I bought the Mad Tosh Merino Light because the Cactus Flower matches my winter coat. And I love it’s colors. Who knew, a pink coat and mitts for a not pink girl. Anywho, the fabric I am getting with this lighter weight yarn is just not stable. So what to do? I guess save this yarn duo for a shawl, but which one? If I rip this out too that means I will have nothing to knit on during knitting today!!* Time to look through my project basket and grab something that’s ready to be cast on, just not sure what there is.
Hop on over to Small Things to see if others are finding more success than I.
*Diva Girl started losing her lunch last night, so I stayed home with her to make sure she didn’t knock herself out violently heaving over the commode. Poor mite, she is so done with medical issues!