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.