Friday, August 16, 2013

TKGA Master Knitter Level 1 - Week.... Whatever!

It seems that summer overtook me.  I have been, in dribs and drabs, working on swatches for the program but......   So I wasn't exactly happy with how the swatches were turning out.  I was using the Cascade 220 wool yarn and had serious issues with the aesthetics of that yarn.  I didn't like the lay of the stitches.  I didn't like the twist - seemed 'loose' to me. My swatches just were bleh.  At some point in the season, I was knitting a little baby jacket out of Plymouth Galway and really liked the feel of that yarn so - ReBoot.  I've been reworking all the swatches using the Galway.  Have swatches 1-3 done (but I will redo #1).  I'm much happier.  Now, maybe I shall have consistant progress over the next few weeks.  It's a lesson in using the right yarn, no matter what the project.  If you don't like the yarn, you won't like the project.

"There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven... A time to search and a time to give up as lost; a time to keep and a time to throw away."    Ecclesiastes 3:1,6