Time to release something not so pleasant. My Beekeeper cardi failed. Since I spent lots of time and energy on this I feel not so good to report the disappointment. I still remember the day I made the swatch for this piece many months ago. I was so~ excited! Not exactly sure where I went wrong but after I added one sleeve I realized it could NOT go further. The arm hole was too tight for my tiny arm.
Oh well, I guess it happens. It does. But I wish I could have noticed before I went this far. Anyway the UFO has been hidden in my secret box a while and today (finally!) I decided to frog it after so many thoughts after thoughts. Oh, mam... 2 strings were way hard to frog. So, I asked my free helper hubby. He wouldn't mind as long as I let him watch his favorites while he is helping this. We ended up watching new episodes of Games of Thrones while almost finishing the frogging. Couldn't be easier than this? I felt pretty bad the moment I started to frog but.. you know what? I felt great right after I got balls of the yarn back. Felt like I received a free new bunch of yarns.
So I ended up making a new swatch for a new project. Well, it was pretty hard to accept that hours of hours knitting didn't go anywhere but I guess it's a good learning process. This time I got to make the swatch with some serious care.
Hope your stitching is going well. Don't make a mistake like me. But even better, if you did move on without hesitation. Things happen and happen for some good reasons. Happy stitching, everyone!!
I just had to rip back half a hat— not nearly as much as you!— but it reminded me that it’s better to start over than have a messed-up project you don’t like. :)
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April 30, 2019
Good for you! How is your hat going now? What pattern are you using? Hope you enjoy knitting better after you started over. When I knit something wearable…. I want it to be close to perfect. Well, I am not a perfectionist but if it does not fit why would I keep going, right? Anyway, have fun with your hat and let me know how it goes. Happy stitching!