Thursday, June 09, 2005

On Tadpoles and Frog Ponds

You know, I don't know what is it with me. I should have known that with my luck with knitting and with things going so smoothly, something has got to give.

My Vanilla Seed and I had a falling out. She is now a huge ball of yarn waiting to be reborn. I was being really stubborn you see. Something was nagging my mind whenever I knit this one but since I'm normally driving when knitting this, I always forget about it as soon as I get out of my car. Finally when I reached the armholes, I finally gave it and tried it on. It looks huge, like a balloon. So much for shaping. I grab an overflowing fistful of extra material at the waist. In short, it looked like a rucksack. Two choices, either grit my teeth and make myself a rucksack which I'll never wear or ripped and recalculate. I was thinking of all sorts of ways to salvage it. In the end, what's the point of making a rucksack. Totally defeats the purpose of recycling this yarn... I'll chuck the rucksack in my cupboard never to see daylight again. Doh!!! So.. ribbit! ribbit! and another ribbit for good measure. Looks like my February Fix-it is now June Fix-it... or is it Neverending Fix-it, it's beginning to sound more like ribbit then fix-it.

Instead, I'll put away the heartache for now and do Lelah. Ok, I did say no more new projects till I finish something. But with 1 frog in the pond, I figured I deserve to start something else. I'm using a black worsted recycled yarn for this. Starting tonight I hope. I certainly hope it isn't going to be a tadpole in the making. Wibbit! If it is one, I fervently hope it would be something that can turn into a prince with a kiss.

Marmalade Kiri is growing alright. I'm still at the tail end of the 1st ball of yarn. KSH has amazing yardage, it just goes on and on and on. Incidentally for all those who want to know, the end of the 1st ball would be in the middle of my 9th repeat. Anyone knows where to stop the repeats and start the edging to make it exactly 2 balls of KSH?


Mimi said...

Hi Laura! Great analogy with knitting and frog & tadpoles. lol I enjoyed reading it! When things are not doing well, you need a break like you said. Hopefully, vanilla seed will be reborn one of these days. I have a lot of UFO too!

opportunityknits said...

Yes, when one project is ripped, you definitely deserve to start a new project! Lelah is a nice lace pattern. have fun.

Agnes said...

Sorry to read about the vanilla seed. You are right, time to put it away and work on something else.

emy said...

The frog queen sympathizes with you but it'll go away :)