Oh how I love this song . . .
Of course, there was no need to include the YouTube video in this post, but I love it so much that I couldn't resist.
On to the goodbyes. Spring cleaning mojo and the feeling of fresh starts around here (what with the big pump hookup tomorrow) combined with my ongoing goal to clear up WIPs and general feeling of Knitting Ennui. The result? A pile of WIPs ready to be frogged.
Here's what went:
- Charade socks in Cherry Tree Hill - loved the pattern, loved the yarn, but need to go up a needle size. I'll start these over at some point on Size 2.
- Marie Antoinette in Knit Picks Essential Tweed - loved the pattern, liked the yarn, but not together.
- Casino Shawl - I'm pretending that was a practice swatch. After buying some gray Briar Rose Fibers Angelface at Rhinebeck, I decided I'd like the shawl much better in that.
- Tahoe - Okay, I won't lie, this one hurt. I had the back and one front done. But it wasn't coming out as good as it could. The gauge swatch lied, and I need to go down a needle size. Also, it just seemed like sloppy knitting. I'll do this again, but much better!!
Ah, a nice pile of stash and a bunch of free needles. Actually, I felt so good after my major frogging session that I went back and frogged my Mystery Stole also. (No pictures on that though - I was too caught up frogging to snap any.) I liked the start of the Mystery Stole and I loved the beads in it, but I didn't love the idea of the wing. I decided I'd probably never finish it, and even if I did I might never wear it. I can knit some other lace with pretty beads instead!!
And that's it!! Sorry for the lack of links - we've been going through some rough family stuff here and Pea and I have had a pretty crappy weekend, so I didn't have the energy for the fancy links. I won't dwell on it any longer though - since I need to get in a positive frame of mind for my Insulin Pump Adventure. Be sure to come back tomorrow to read all about it, and about Type 1 Awareness Day!!