Sunday, 31 July 2011

M is for Mystery Knit

Marilyn getting involved
Mystery - another post in the ABC meme run by An Accidental Knitter

Have you ever knitted something and when you completed all the pieces thought to yourself,
"It's a mystery...
... how this is going to go together",
or
"...why I did it in this yarn."
or
"...why I did it in this colour."
or
"...why I ever started this."

Right now I have all of those.  It's a 'drapey bolero' knitted from side to side which I intended for summer wear.  I didn't do it in the recommended yarn, did most of it, left it over the winter and one year after starting I don't like the colourway, I have two long drapey pieces of knitting and can't for the life of me see how they fit together to make a bolero.  They are so long they won't fit on my blocking board (which is made up of an old cork noticeboard and some cork table mats wrapped with an old towel - Make do and Mend another M).  And I have just this minute realised that the colour shading is not going to work in the right directions when I put it together.  Hey-ho.

And I'm wondering whatever possessed me.  It's a mystery.

Michael Kors Cape

Then there's the Michael Kors double breasted cape I knitted last winter with intricate cabling and decreases.  Although definitely cape shaped, it is definitely not double breasted on me .  Just about goes around me with a bit of an overlap.  And now it's finished I can see where the error is in my cabling.  And I don't like the way the base of the collar works.  I spent ages researching a yarn for it and spent rather more than I should have for the yarn when I found it.

Whatever possessed me?  It's a mystery.

Still, you have to keep telling yourself it's all about the journey.

4 comments:

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

Oh my goodness, I am drooling over that cape!

lyndagrace said...

I have no sense of how things go together. Patterns are quite mysterious to me.
I am always pleasantly surprised when the finished item turns out to look somewhat like the photo.

witchyknits4ewe said...

Awww, I feel so bad for you - "bad projects!!" Your cape is beautiful, even though it's not what you thought it'd be... I don't know what to tell you about the bolero - I'm not sure either how that would be put together... maybe it needs to sit in time out for a while.

Debbie said...

What a shame you're not keen on the cape I think it looks fab! As a world-grade frogger I am very familiar with the "learning process" of knitting ; )