Cursed!

I think my knitting is cursed.  In the last week I have permanently abandoned two different projects; socks and mittens.  

The sock I knit was a second attempt at the pattern.  The first attempt was frogged because the yarn wasn’t a good match for the pattern.  It was too variegated.  The second attempt was abandoned completely because after I knit the first sock I realized there was something drastically wrong with my gauge.  Who even takes the time to test the gauge on a sock?!  My sock was too long and too wide even before it was blocked.  Could I rip it out and correct my gauge?  Sure.  Am I going to?  No.  

Frustrated with my sock I chose a pattern for mittens.  Since we moved I could use a new pair of mittens.  The pattern said I needed 60 grams of DK.  Great!  I have 63 grams of DK leftover from my last hat.  I am a tight knitter so I know I won’t even need to play yarn chicken.  Two days later as I am picking up my stitches for the thumb I weigh my yarn just to be sure I have enough.  My confidence is high.  I have small hands so I took out a pattern repeat to shorten the length of the mittens.  I know I have enough.  Except, I don’t.  I have less than half of my 60 grams left and I had just started on the thumb.  UGH!!! When I checked my gauge it was smaller than the pattern suggests!  How is this happening?!

I chose the quick, and turns out, infuriating projects because I needed a break from large projects that take months.  I just finished, and love, my Filigree sweater by Julie Knits in Paris.  On April 1st I am starting a blanket crochet along.  All I wanted was some quick and satisfying projects.  What I got was a couple of headaches.  

Thankfully, spring break is here for this tired teacher.  I am going to cast-on a sweater and start my crochet along blanket.  Hopefully, spring break will break my knitting curse.

2 Comments

  1. Olivia

    Oh geez, I’ve had my share of those. It’s always best to just do something else for a while. Recently I have allowed myself to knit maybe one or two rows in a day and not get upset. I have to remember knitting is not a job! This keeps me from disliking a project, easy or challenging.

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