When your start working on a knitting project do you feel connected to it? Does it pain you when you must rip back? For me the answer to both is a resounding YES!
Oddly though, I feel removed from my latest knitting project. It’s a lace scarf called Strangling Vines and the pattern is quite pretty. Simple, which is what I wanted because I’d be knitting it on the train for a coupe of days and so I didn’t want anything fiddly.
I started the project and did oh maybe 10 or so pattern repeats and then realized that the color on the semi-solid yarn was pooling. Note the dark, more indigo-ish color on the right and the lighter blue on the left. When I got home that evening I ripped the entire thing out and added another lace section to the pattern, so five instead of four.
I started it again and now the color appears to be more even. The weird thing about this is I didn’t get upset when I had to rip it out, I didn’t even flinch. Now you may say its because I’m becoming a more experienced knitter and things like this just won’t get to me as much. Um, have we met?
Besides, even the most experienced knitters get aggravated when they have to rip, it’s just frustrating, it feels like you wasted X amount of time and now have to do it all over again.
So why did I not even flinch? I think it’s that I’m just not feeling this pattern and it’s a shame because I really like how it looks in the final picture.
I don’t know, guess I’ll keep going, maybe it will grow on me. Have you ever had this happen to you? Did you keep going or put it into your UFO pile? Mine may still end up there, who knows.