Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fibers on Friday: A Flop For Me

This week was a flop for me. I started the little hat for one of my girls and there are several things wrong with it:

  • The yarn is cool. It's the type that goes back and forth from thin to thick. It lends itself to cool visual interest. That, coupled with the cool colors, should make for an awesome hat. But, the chunky parts of the yarn came around at the SAME point in the rounds every.single.time! So, you can see in the ribbing, it's chunky every 2 inches! Am I missing something obvious here, friends? Is there some algebraic equation that makes perfect sense as to why this happened? Or is it purely coincidence? Either way, I don't like how it looks. It's very uneven and not in a nice random kind of way.
  • It's too big! The little one says she likes it just fine, "It's perfect!" But it seriously fits me.
  • I ran out of yarn! I can't finish it until I get back to the yarn store.
So, that's all I have for you this week.

On a positive and more exciting note, I've decided my next project will be another sweater for Afghans for Afghans! Last year I made my very first sweater for the cause and I figure it's about time to do another. The campaign right now is asking for sweaters, vests, hats, socks, and mittens for youth. I have fours skeins of superwash wool. I will try to make a sweater, but if I look low on yarn, it will be a vest. Visit their site to read all about it.

I'm going away this weekend! It's a girl's scrapbooking weekend at a beach house! It's fall and it's chilly, but I'm looking forward to being "down the shore" for a nice productive weekend! I know it will be a busy week with Thanksgiving festivities. I'm thankful for you all who take the time to look at my projects and comment and even join in on the fun!


  1. I do like that yarn. Good luck with your sweater.
    I finished a scarf this week for my mom and decided to make two smaller matching ones for my girls so I started those (no photos though).

  2. oh no! how sad - and funny. I wonder if the same thing would happen if you were to try making it a size or two smaller?
    I've heard of Afghans for Afghans before but never from someone participating. Good for you! Now I'm thinking about it too .... :)

  3. It's good to know that even experts goof from time to time. Makes us newbies feel better, well this newbie.

    I hope it's okay I posted a post from Wednesday for my FoF link.

  4. That's crazy with the yarn. I've had it sort of happen like that with variegated yarn, too. I've never been brave enough to try yarn that had such variety of texture. ;-)

    It's pretty, though!

  5. I have no idea how to fix the problem other than, unravel it and do it again smaller. That way it will fit a smaller head and the length needed to knit one round will be different and thereby hopefully off-set the pattern in the unpatterness if you know what I mean.

    On a different note, I did it, my first ever FF post, here See what you make of it.


  6. It's a shame about the yarn. That would drive me crazy, too! It's a pretty color, though. Thanks for the link to a great charity! I have lots of stash yarn that can be put to good use. I will also spread the word at my next knit night.

  7. Thanks for your linky party and sorry about your last project. I have had some like that as well, and it is something I just chalk up to a learning experience.


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