Monday, January 22, 2007

A tangled mess!

These two yummy skeins from the knittery came via Australian relatives way way before Christmas and I'm still nowhere near starting any projects with them. I intend to get all WIPs out of the way first.Passion Fruit, a Mohair Merino laceweight will probably grow up to be a Kimono shawl while there's no plans yet for Moonlight, the Merino 2 ply.

Clever me made some major adjustments to the ribbing and stitch count for Truffles which got knitted in double quick time. When I paused to admire how well the raglan yoke was turning out over the weekend...horrors!!!! oooh! the sick in the stomach feeling you get when you know something's gone terrible wrong? The ribbing count on both sides of the cable didn't match!
Since it's knitted in the round there was more to frog, a whole 2.5 balls of wool to be exact. Here it is, sleeves reunited with the body and a long way to the collar yet...sigh..

This is staring at me in the family room for sometime now. It was a 1050 yds cone of lace weight cashmere from Colourmart which I decided to wash and bloom before knitting. I'm not going to try explain how I got into this tangled mess.
Hope to have better news in my next update!


Nurhanne said...

I feel for you on the frogging! And admire your resolve to finish your WIPs first - I don't think I'd be able to resist new yarn in those gorgeus colours!

Michelle said...

those knittery yarns are so gorgeous!! apart from that, really sorry to hear about those sad news...frogging and tangle mess???


R a i n said...

OH dear...that tangled scared me! I hope you get it sorted out soon, that and Truffles too!

But loving the yarn you've got!!

opportunityknits said...

gulp! the last photo is a bit scary, hope it's sorted out already.

mona said...

Gasp! something wrong with Bloglines- I didn't get any of your updates. And I was wondering why it has been so quiet from you.

I heard that the cashmere is a dream to work with. You just need to get over the tangles first !


Kathy said...

I too had a recent tangled mess. It is such a heartbreak. Sorry