Just like the State of California. I have implemented a “three strikes and you’re out” rule with my knitting. I started the Gathered Pullover three times. It’s out of chances now. First try was following the pattern which called for a rolled stocking stitch hem. Ugh – rolled so much; after much research on the Rav I realized others had a similar problem. I ripped it out, then began again, this time doing a few rounds of stocking stitch, then a few rounds of 2×2 rib. I had hoped the ribbing would stop the rolling. Nope. So then I started a third time and decided a garter stitch hem would fix it. Well, no. That bottom edge was rolling up like a mofo; I aggressively steam blocked it and still it rolled. Auuugh! Stop the rolling!! I think part of it is because it’s knit at a much looser (ha – just typed “loser”) and drapier gauge than the yarn normally would call for. I couldn’t face giving it a fourth try (and using just a simple ribbed hem) so I have unraveled it. The yarn is now sitting in the ottoman until I decide what its punishment should be.
You can see how crimped the yarn is coming off the blank. It makes the stitches a little uneven or mis-shapen, but a good blocking will smooth it all out. I like the colours.
I saw this the other day and it cracked me up:
Possibly one of Sabrina and Apollo’s shirt-tail relatives. (Yes, some dog sledders do breed greyhounds into their lines to amp up the speed.)
It’s cooler today, and cloudy. I’m going to make some apple crisp, I think.