Saturday, March 20, 2010
Patience and Patterns
Choosing just the right pattern for a new project is not something to be entered into lightly. Sometimes, despite your most fervent wish to knit up something which you find absolutely perfect, it all goes wrong. Such was the case with my original plan for the Regia Silk that R brought back from Myrtle Beach last year. On my first attempt, my mood and the colour just weren't getting on so a cheery pink was brought in. Last weekend, I brought out the Regia for another attempt. Several rows into the pattern I messed up and for the life of me, couldn't find my way back. Sage advice would have been to put it aside for later but I ended up pulling out the needles in frustration and ripping out all of my work. It happens to the best of us. Deciding not to be bested by the situation, I set out to find another pattern on Ravelry and discovered 'Twinkleberry'. Being lace, it will be perfect for this wool which has a summery feel and also has the attraction of looking deceptively difficult but is really quite easy! My only concern is that it doesn't have a cuff of sorts but in the photos which others have posted they seem to be staying put on the wearer. The Heiress has some medical glue that she would use to keep up her socks during competition when she was in Irish dancing. If I have a problem with slouch then I'm not beyond giving it a go! So this project has been aptly labeled 'Keep Calm and Carry On' for my Ravelry account.