Thursday, May 24, 2012

How on earth do you spin bulky!?!?!?!?!? I felt like I was spinning rope and I am still only spinning worsted :(
I have been doing this knitting gig long enough to know that sometimes your knitting doesn't turn out quite like you intended.  And this is not per say a bad thing.  In fact that is for me one of the enjoyable things about knitting.  What ever shall happen when I mix this yarn and this pattern together?  But just doesn't work.  I've wanted to make Carousel since I first saw them.  The term Holy Mother of Wombats may have been used.  And then I saw this gorgeous Sweet Georgia yarn at DFW Fiber Fest and thought "Perfect".  And then I cast on.

And it wasn't bad...  It certainly wasn't the yarns fault that it wasn't self-stripping, I was even more enamored with the colors as I worked with it.  And it can hardly be the patterns fault that it called for self-stripping and I used variegated.  And truly the result wasn't bad at all.  It just wasn't what I wanted.

So the poor little start of a sock has been frogged and re-cast on with a new yarn, Millie Colori Socks &; Lace, which is turning out much better, if still not quite what I was expecting ^_^