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Wednesday, February 15

Knitter down...

Borrowing {yet another} phrase from Stephanie {the Yarn Harlot} . My booger is not turning out at all like I had hoped. It's not just the newbie sloppiness of the colour changes... it's the overall effect that the stranding at the back is having on the front. While I was working it flat, it wasn't too bad, but with working it in the round, the stripes were going really wonky. The gaps and holes in between the stripes were just too horrid. While I haven't frogged it {yet!}, I've started another one. I will give this a day or two and see how it progresses. I know that this may mean that I won't get my gold medal since I've now lost about 5 or 6 days working time... but I want to be pleased with the final result... not just finish it to get a medal. To be honest, I wouldn't really feel like I deserve a medal for it if I just let it go as is. You can't see in this picture what the "problem" with the colour changes is, but I'll post a close-up of it before I frog. For now, I'm just going to content myself with starting over. *sigh*

On a lighter note...

Here's Lissa helping me knit on it last night... she's really good at pointing out my mistakes! She was being silly and so was Derek... Alex was trying to get into the picture too, but I had to crop him out. He was running around in his usual garb, his gotchies, so I couldn't have that up on the web... child pornography and all that garbage ya know.

4 comments:

WPGGAL said...

Natalie, bring your bag to McNally's on Tuesday, I'm sure some of the girls there will be able to help you. Don't give up!!
Janice

Nicole said...

If I haven't frogged it by then, I'll bring it to show off how horrible of a job I did on my first try at colour changes. I'm into my first stripe of my "new" way of doing my bag, and hopefully by Tuesday I'll have the majority of the bag done... I'll need to if I'm going to have it dry by that Sunday.

Lyz said...

Hang in there Nic! I know you will get it sorted out :)
Ask Lissa I am sure she will have some helpful hints for you! :)

Nicole said...

Lissa just offers her runny nose... Alex is the one with comments from the peanut gallery!