It’s often said it’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind but in my husband’s words it’s called being fickle. I don’t think I’m fickle to often, but like any knitter or crocheter, if the project is not working or I’m just not happy with it, why continue.
This past Friday, I was excited to cast on Cheyenne using my lovely Rowan Savannah in the color of Arizona. I started, I ripped out twice and came to the conclusion, I just did not like the look of the lace stitch pattern. For some reason my double yarn overs were leaving huge holes and that was simply unacceptable in my book. So, I ripped it all out and let it sit in my basket the remainder of the day and did not touch it or my copy of Summer Textures until Sunday morning.
I love the Savannah yarn and decided to use it for a different project, Cabazon by Sarah Hatton. Cabazon is a quick and easy crochet project that uses Rowan All Season’s Cotton. After doing the math and a swatch, my 9 skeins of Savannah was going to work and I promptly started but only to realize after four inches of work that something wasn’t quite right. Sigh … yes, I had to rip it back out.
Note to oneself: Before starting a project, be sure to check the terms used for instructions. I did not think to check to see if UK crochet terms were used or US crochet terms. Needless to say, I had to start over after I realized UK terms were used throughout the book.
Yes, the crochet terms are written for UK standards and it didn’t even dawn on me to check this out before starting. So, I once again started over but have to say it was well worth it! The crochet pattern looks fantastic in the Rowan Savannah and I’ve noticed the more I work the yarn, the softer it is becoming. I do believe this crocheted pullover will be perfect for the summer here in Arizona and I can’t wait to wear it!
Have you ever had a project that was just not working?