Thursday, April 20, 2006

Back from vacation

We were in Louisiana for the last week visiting the in-laws. Got a lot done on my socks for the knit-along I'm a member of. Six socks a year--a new pair every two months. Maybe I'll get these finished by the end of May. I'll post a pic later.

Restarted the mittens while I was there. It's wierd trying to figure out the increases myself since the pattern was wrong. It's going a little slower than before, mainly because I'm getting distracted by other projects.

While in Louisiana I decided to do something that I had been contemplating for the past six months. I'm ripping out what I had completed of the Aran-style sweater I was making for myself (started it four years ago). I had the back and half the front complete. Over 1500 yds of yarn...

Started ripping about four hours ago. Ripped out the front and am halfway through the back.

Why am I ripping it out? Because it gives me a headache to look at it. I'm not in love with the pattern anymore. I've found a pattern in one of my other books, also Aran-style, that will look better in that yarn. So once I rip it, I'll put it back on the needles and start over. However, I will be knitting in the round instead of in pieces that have to be sewn together.

I'm going to make myself some strong coffee to get myself through the next few hours of ripping.


Gina said...

Hi Ginger, it's me, Gina. You know, backwards-knitting sock girl? :) I can't believe you ripped all that out, LOL!!!! I think I'd need more than strong coffee. ;)

Can't wait to see your socks. Which aran sweater will be you be knitting with the ripped yarn?

Lara said...

I agree with Gina, I think I'd need something more than strong coffee to keep ripping that out. Bummer! I'm sure the new sweater will be beautiful! Glad to see you back online - will look forward to seeing the socks.