Still on Shaky Ground
Posted January 22, 2012on:
My knitting mojo still appears to be a bit frail. Looks like it’s going to take a bit longer to recover than I expected. After my last
disaster challenge with the Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, I was damaged goods. I faffed about, looking at my stash and sighing wistfully, not knowing quite what to do next.
Hubby decided he’d had enough and took my under his wing. Off up to the yarnrobe we went, and he selected a skein of yarn and pattern for me to make some socks, as, according to him, “Socks look like they make you happy”. Aw.
This is the yarn he picked, one I bought only recently. Zitron Unisono. Yum yarn, that has aloe vera and jojoba in it for your hands (and feet I guess).
On a totally irrelevant side note, am I the only one who when they see aloe vera written, pronounce it in an east End London accent kinda like “Allo, Vera”? Oh. I am. Ok then. *cough* moving on swiftly.
The pattern he picked is In & Out Socks by Cookie A (Ravlink) again, because he says Cookie A socks make me happy. He knows me too well.
So, off I went. I was enjoying myself as I went along, thinking that a project like this was just what I needed. Had I broken the mojo curse? No, it appears not. Well, it’s not confirmed yet, but I think it’s looking likely. I was adding the project to Ravelry after knitting it a bit, and I noticed it says the yarn has only 328 yards! Huh? Who in Gods name sells sock yarn with 328 yards? I paid $26 for that skein. I have to say I think that’s a bit meany pants yardage. Anyway, I just BET I’m not going to have enough yarn now. So, dear blog pals, what do I do? Not rip back, of course, no. That would spell the end for my mojo altogether I think. I’m more in need of emergency mojo surgery. I figure my options are
1. Ignore the elephant in the room and keep going in the hopes I’ll have enough yarn.
2. Rip back to the heel and do the heel flaps and toes in a contrasting colour.
3. Just do the toes in a contrasting colour.
4. Rip the whole sodding lot back, have a temper tantrum and move onto something else while my mojo gasps its last breath.
In the meantime, I’m going to swatch for something else until I calm down.
Yep. My much longed for Draped Cardigan from Vogue Knitting winter 2010/11. Using the recommended Berroco Ultra Alpaca, in the same colour as the magazine.
Pea soup in all its glory. Mmm. I can’t wait. Pleasepleaseplease let this work out!
In other news, my promotion interview draws ever closer. Next Wednesday at 2pm is D-day. I have so much prep to do, it’s scary. But, where do I find myself instead of practising? Yep, on here. Writing a post. At least I know I’ll look good even if I talk rubbish. I have my brand new dress, killer heels and best of all, a new hairdo! I got scalped yesterday. About 3 1/2″ off so that now I have a nice shoulder length bob type do. It’s quite nice I think. Very business like. So wish me luck!