Knitting This Week

5:00 AM

It's Wednesday again and that means it is time for the weekly Yarn Along.  I'm joining with Ginny and everyone to share yarn and books.  Did you know that Tin Can Knits is doing a 12 days of Christmas?  One pattern will be free everyday until Christmas.  Visit their website daily to find out what is available.

I should be working on the collar of the Maisie sweater.  But alas, I'm not.  I finished the right front and when I laid it all out together I noticed that I made TWO very significant mistakes on the left front close to the armpit and shoulder.  No problem right?  I'll just rip it back to the bottom of the arm hole and work to the shoulder.  Yeah.  Right.  Have I mentioned how much I don't like this yarn?  It's not easy to rip out and it's even harder to pick back up the stitches.  I ended up ripping the whole thing back.  Ball one was easy to rip out but ball two got so tangled that I just threw it away.  I have plenty of yarn.  I started over.

I am still reading A Breath of Eyre by Eve Marie Mont.  Don't bother reading it.  I just got the notice from Amazon that my library loan is about to expire.  This will be the third time I have to check out this book just to finish it.  I feel like I should just let it go, but I've only got 100 pages to go.  I kind of want to find out how it ends, but I have struggled with this book from the beginning.

I'm not sure what my week will bring next week with work and last minute shopping.  I want to wish all of you a safe and Merry Christmas!  Enjoy your time with family and loved ones.  I hope Santa is good to you.

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  1. bummer about ripping so much out but I'm glad you caught the mistake when you did!! Hopefully it's smooth sailing now!

  2. sorry about the rip trip.... :( hope your holiday is merry and bright! snow?

  3. Good for you for not giving up on the sweater! Ripping isn't the most fun thing to do, but you always feel ao great at the end when you do things right!

  4. Oh bless you and the big Start Over. It's joyless when your having a yarn funk too so I really hope it works out just right this time. Happy Christmas!

  5. It's a bummer when the yarn just doesn't do it for you. You'll feel better once you start again, I'm sure. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas Jen!

  6. Thanks for the heads up re:Tin Can Knits. I have downloaded todays pattern! Sorry about your need to rip. I always look at my rips as an opportunity to have more time knitting,[only works if I have no deadline;-/]

  7. I am pretty sure I had that same yarn in my stash- a few skeins. I am also pretty sure i hated it so much I threw it away. So I applaud you for your fortitude! Haha! So sorry about having to rip out:( hang in there!!

  8. Better late than never...found a few moments this day before new years eve to catch up on blog reading. Sorry about the ripping and the yarn. No fun at all. :(


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