i have stood,
teetering on the precipice,
with my thoughts running hot and cold
(should i learn double knitting or should i not?)
mentally plucking off imaginary daisy petals one by one for quite some time now.
all require this skill
and it was this bag pattern
that finally toppled me firmly
into the ‘must learn’ camp.
still, i was stalling
result might be if i
master the technique.
(i am, btw, a bit of a perfectionist, which i mention just in case you hadn’t noticed.)
so i formulated
a seemingly foolproof plan.
i would choose two yarns whose
contrast was so minimal that mistakes
(of which i expected there to be quite a few)
wouldn’t be glaringly noticeable. sheer genius, see?
but, after getting through 2 or 3 rounds of the colorwork i noticed,
much to my dismay,
the shades blending so very well
that although i didn’t see the mistakes
i also couldn’t quite see which stitches i had gotten right. sigh.
now it’s time for pulling it all out and getting back to the beginning
which is, i fear, the dreaded provisional cast on.
if at first you don’t succeed, buy more yarn and try, try again.
‘fearfully’ taken from 139:14 of psalms.
I think it might well be easier to see your stitches if you have a BIG contrast! 🙂 Waiting to see how it goes…..
samm who wants to try this technique too, but is letting you be the guinea pig!
Contrast baby, Contrast! Don’t feel bad. I frogged mine all the way back to the beginning! I did’t like how the cat feet looked after the last row I’d knitted. The more I’ve frogged the more I learned. It looks good and hopefully It will stay that way. Fun technique, but my brain doesn’t like it. Can wait to see your bag!