Sunday, April 4, 2010

In Which I Should Have Taken Your Advice

Remember when I asked you what I should knit next? You voted resoundingly for the Coraline by Ysolda. I was a little surprised that it was unanimous. Nonetheless, I planned to cast it on to appease the masses.

BUT, it required a very lengthy provisional cast on AND I was going to be knitting it in wool with alpaca and that just didn't seem like a spring sweater, you know?

SO I was going to surprise you with my new project, Tempest. I was going to knit it in red and oranges and it would have knocked your socks off, not to mention match my new orange dress. I cast on all in one piece and knit the first stripe. The thing looked HUGE and my gauge was off. Back to the drawing board. I went down a needle size and started again. This time, I did two stripes and was admiring my work before I went to bed last night. The morning, we got a visit from the Easter Bunny and a good friend I like to call Reality. The two yarns I had chosen just didn't go. I frogged the second colour this evening and chose another from my stash.

So here I am. This sweater has had a few hiccups, but I think I will wear it a lot. The colours are much more harmonious and I think it will still match my orange dress.

And if it doesn't, it's not the end of the world. I plan to knit this sweater again some day in blues and greens. Catknip told me I didn't have to chose between the reds and the blues. I can have it all.

As long I don't make any more mistakes.


catknip said...

You ca have it all and I relate to your sweater's reality check. Have fun!

Anne B. said...

Woohoo, I started a Tempest this weekend as well! The reds are going to look amazing!

T. said...

My Tempest is next up!

And yes - you can have it all.