Saturday, 19 May 2007

Some yarn likes staying in a ball

I came to this realization last night around 11:00 p.m. Earlier this week I had 3/4 of my first ever sock done, when I realized I had done something wrong with the pattern. Anni and others immediately advised me how to right my wrong, so gingerly I began to undo my socks back to the point Anni had suggested, before I knew it, the yarn had taken over and my 3/4 sock was COMPLETELY unraveled. This didn't faze me too much, I am use to attempting a project several times before accomplishing. So I thought no problem, I will start again and it will be better than the first time, because now I am experienced,LOL. Well long story short, two days later I am not even done with the ribbing. I told my husband last night after undoing it for the fourth or fifth time, I finally quit counting, that this particular yarn was quite content to remain in it"s secure, warm little ball and in no way was going to allow me to alter its "comfy" state. I thought about trying again tonight, but I am still getting a bad vibe everytime I look in the direction of that ball of yarn. Maybe later I can sneak up on it and at least retrieve my new knitting needles. Thanks for letting me share

5 comments:

inukshuk71 said...

Oh Jacqueline! Perhaps it would be kinder to leave that poor, frightened ball of yarn for now and attack another one :) Certainly would be a nice change for you too.

Stacy said...

If you sneak up carefully, you might be able to slide your needles out without startling it and go romance another ball of yarn for now...

Jacqueline said...

I am having the same thought, that another ball of yarn would be more willing to help me succeed with this venture, since for the yarn it would mean getting out of the bag i have had it stuffed in and getting to see the light of day.I am hoping the reconnaisance mission I have planned today for the needles will go without incident. I don't know that is one tough ball of yarn and it has my needles well within its evil clutches.lol

Anni said...

I once started a wrap called 'Cozy' iwth a lovely yarn and I kept making mistake after mistake and frogged it so many times. then I changed to another yarn (after chucking the original yarn across the room) and off I went - no mistakes at all. A different yarn can make all the difference. Some yarns just don't want to be knitted with.

busyJ said...

I have some lace weight that I have been trying to make a shawl with and have frogged it 4 or 5 times. Maybe I should use another yarn.