Saturday, September 02, 2006
Fetching ... denied
I don't usually knit for myself, but I have wanted to knit the fun Fetching pattern from Knitty ever since I saw it -- and to knit it for myself. When I found that scrumptious merino/mohair yarn from Laughing Tree Farm in Vermont, I thought, "This will be my Fetching."
Well, evidently, it won't. It is two-ply yarn and I made gauge with it doubled and I was almost (the key word here) positive that I had enough yardage. (212 yards, the pattern calls for 98 yards) However, I don't think I will have enough. I have thought about it and I won't mind frogging and knitting something else with it, but I need to let it sit for a bit first to ease the sting of it all.
Meanwhile ... I am using up some of my leftover Hemp for Knitting for a handtowel for N for the start of school. She is starting 1st grade this coming week at our local Waldorf school. I am so excited! We had our homevisit with her teacher and she is just wonderful. They will need to bring in a handtowel for when they wash their hands, so N picked out this house pattern for the bottom. The rest will be in stockinette with her name knitted into the top and a loop on the upper left side.
Maybe when I am done with this I will be ready to deal with my Fetching disappointment.