Friday, December 23, 2011

Ripit Ripit. . .Frogging Again

OK so Plan B is also a wash. I got to this point where I could try on the garment and found it to be lacking, in a big way. I would never be comfortable with this wide open neckline, and the shoulders won't stay put on my body, so I would always be tugging at them. Annoying. Plus the stripes were stretched to the nth degree across the bosom and believe me, it was not a pretty sight.
I was running out of yarn and had to break into another skein of the Malabrigo multicolor which I was saving for a different project. That didn't please me either. Add to that, I was unable to find a tee that coordinated with this color scheme.
Doomed, me thinks.

So it is back to the drawing board, and a new idea of how to use this beautiful yarn. That's the great thing about knitting. Yarn is the perfect creative material. It can be reknit into something more pleasing without a hint of the disaster it once was.
I still like the color scheme but think it needs a bit of pink to fill it out and then maybe I can wear it with all my pink tops. I am also facing the fact that I never had enough yarn to make a cardigan, so it will instead become something scarf-y or shawl-y and those are always a good bet. La dee dah!

PS. Dave and I have been watching The X Factor all season, never missing an episode, and we are so happy with the results. We loved Melanie Amaro and Josh Krajcik and were relieved to find that Rachel Crow is going with Disney and no doubt will be a big star. I love her!


  1. When in doubt, Paula Deen adds more butter to the recipe. Melanie adds pink!! :-)

  2. When in doubt, Paula Deen adds more butter to the recipe. Melanie adds pink!! :-)

  3. Anonymous10:00 AM

    How awesome is this?

  4. I am so disappointed for you. I love the yarn colors and I think the design you came up with is great. The not fitting right part, though, is a deal breaker. I like the scarf-y shawl-y idea. Enjoy the process.

  5. I'd try knitting a solid blue triangle to fill in the deep V in the front, to square off the neckline and to pull in the shoulders so they don't slide off. The cardigan would have to be turned into a mock cardigan, aka pullover. But I understand the stripes-on-the-boobs issue, and I don't know what to do there. I'd wear this with a black turtleneck, or dark brown (probably not your color). The colors are yummy!

  6. I love the ripples of colour. How disappointing that it didn't look nice on you. Your zen attitude towards the process of knitting is impressive. Have fun playing with pink next time around.


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