It’s kinda rare that I have such an unsuccessful few days of knitting but this weekend, if it could go wrong, it did.
The first quarter Knit Along at Eat, Sleep, Knit is anything by Tiny Owls. Their stuff is really cute but it really doesn’t interest me. After looking at their patterns over and over, I decided to make their Woodland Hoodlet. It’s kind of a shawl/shoulder wrap with a hood and it’s made with super bulky yarn. I could see me wearing that some and I figured with super bulky yarn, it would go quickly but . . I had no super bulky yarn. I did have plenty of Cascade Eco Wool but that’s aran/light bulky so I did some calculations and decided I could do it, go up a size and use a couple size smaller needles.
I set the pattern all up in Knit Companion. It’s all written (no charts) so that took forever to set up. There’s a provisional cast on. I did that, knitted a few rows and wasn’t enjoying knitting it so I ripped it all back.
Then there’s a Ships & Seaside Cowl using the same Cascade yarn so since I had three skeins of gray already wound, I figured I’d cast on that. But, it uses four colors; so back to the yarn stash, digging through the Cascade Eco. Came up with a darker gray, a natural and a red. Those four would work. Wound all those extra colors – 478 yards per skein. That’s a lot of winding and my arm was tired.
Another provisional cast on for the cowl and 150+ crochet stitches and I got started, joined in the round but had a twist. I created an accidental moebius. At that point, I was terribly frustrated, ripped it out and went back to my sock knitting.
I don’t think I want a big cowl made out of that Light Bulky weight yarn. Maybe I’ll make the same cowl pattern using Cascade 220.
So . . what did I accomplish knitting this weekend? Nothing!