Interesting title for a knitting blog post, don't you think?
|© Kimberly Golynskiy|
As I continue in finishing mode, I pulled out Big Damn Heroes. Conceptually I like the look of it. (You know there is a "but" coming.) But I am not having fun. The project is no longer resonating with me.
I find myself missing yarnovers and stitches every row. There are three charts to keep track of. As I sat down this morning to get back into it, I had to stop and think.
First of all, did I leave myself notes or some trail of breadcrumbs as to where I left off? No written notes.
There was a trail of stitch markers, marking missing or dropped stitches and lifelines. I knit across the first section of the row and was a stitch short. Meh.
I want to enjoy what I knit. It's not that I shrink away from a challenge. I can enjoy a challenge if there is forward momentum. This project keeps ending up in time out.
It's time to cut bait. I like the yarn, Dragonfly Pixie (Fingering: 100% Wool, 475 yards) and there is more than enough to give me options (I have two skeins).
|© Janina Kallio|
In fact, there is one pattern that has been lurking about, Shine. It's a little narrower than I'd like (16" x 89"), so I'll see if it is easy to modify. I'm beginning to think modify should be my middle name.
|© Brooklyn Tweed/Jared Flood|
I'm also interested in Gyre. This one is shorter than I'd like (23.5" x 67") so I'd have to see about making it longer.
For now, I'll frog (rip out) Big Damn Heroes. It's ok. I'm good with it.