To begin with, Linda was concentrating so hard on what she was doing that she lost her train of thought.
- Her big "aha" moment was that knitting bigger projects, like adult sweaters are fraught with problems. Invariably she gets off track from the pattern and has to rip out.
- That being said, her current adult sweater is a more basic sweater style. She's on the rebound from a different pattern that gave her a lot of issues.
- She shared the same sweater issue, hers had to do with fit. As a result, she is on a cowl rebound.
- No projects that require a needle below a #8.
- Stockinette Stitch is boring.
- She has a surrogate cast on for her (downside is if the surrogate isn't around when you want to start).
- Diane was also dissatisfied with knitting adult sweaters. Her gauge changes after her swatch and therefore fit was a problem.
- She's focusing on smaller projects.
- No socks.
- She knits too loosely to choose any project that works on needles smaller than a #4, they don't make needles small enough.
See Dad, I was listening.
For me, I think I play through the "pain" (sometimes literally). I want to overcome the pattern by either figuring it out or modifying it. Much like fitting a square peg into a round hole. I rarely leave well enough alone. (That parenting bell rings in my head when I write that.)
How do you approach knitting difficulties? Do you try, try, try again? Do you move on? I leave you with those questions. Post your thoughts.
We are way overdue for puppy pix.
Tucker is now about as tall has Boris.
Harry looks like a small dog now. Yes, he is inside the table. Harry is a problem solver.
Tucker, not so much a problem solver.
They are their own support group.