Unspun Icelandic Wool: Can you say "Lets FROG more than we KNIT!"
The issue is the combo of needle size, pattern, lack of bold contrasting colors, and carrying too many colors in a round. I would certainly say a personality flaw I have is jumping in with both feet, sinking into the abyss and then figuring how to pull my sorry arse out of the huge hole I dug for myself! I am actually pretty good at this self rescue as I have been doing this for all of my life . . . the old saying of "live and learn" hmmmm!
|Here is the next sleeve. This is when I realized again that I would be carrying to many strands, the colors were not bold enough and the sleeve was going to be too large.|
|The grey is totally getting washed out. This is when I stopped to see how many rounds I would be carrying 3 colors which would be 6 strands of unspun and I slammed on the brakes!|
|Time to drop needle size, knit a swatch in the round, get gauge figured out, order some more yarn and move on to another project as I wait for my yarn to arrive.|
I have been frogging a lot and knitting less I would say over the last few weeks. Just to prove my point:
|This is a left hand mitten which was done and needed a partner. This is a pattern from Kate Davies, one of my favorite designers, from her book Buachaille.|
Frogging, knitting, frogging, knitting . . . never be afraid to frog and make your knitting the way you really want it to be! As my dear friend always says: "Knitting is not fine woodworking you can fix it!" So frog away and knit-on!