Sunday, November 12, 2006

Done and undone

DD has been complaining that her hands get cold when she is typing, so what else is a mother to do but knit her offspring Fetching, DD can then type to her hearts content - shame it`s on MSN rather than her homework though! I decided to try Wendy`s Fusion as it felt so soft and I loved the colours - this one is juniper berries. Once I got used to the yarn it was really enjoyable to knit. I was fully expecting it to be a bit of a race to get them done before the yarn ran out, as the pattern says it uses a full ball of yarn with 89m and Fusion has 88m, but I have ended up with several metres left!! Oh well, better that way than the other.


And the undone?....well, remember my Sari Silk hat which I was so pleased with and which fitted perfectly? What happened? I washed it, that`s what and it grew and grew and grew - I could no longer see where I was going and when I turned quickly, the hat didn`t!!! So here it is. I could see no other alternative, and so now I have to start again.
It is only fairly recently that I have been bothering with a tension swatch, but after this I can see I shall also be washing my swatch BEFORE I start knitting.

3 comments:

Rain said...

How strange, I've just been knitting with the same yarn, Fetching look fantastic in it.

How annoying about your hat.

Helen said...

Your DDs Fetching are lovely - really pretty colours.

Such a shame about your hat. You could try knitting it up again out of the same yarn? ;)

KnitYoga said...

I really like the Fetching gloves in the Wendy Fusion and your problem with the sari silk hat is exactly the same thing that happened to me. I think it's a good idea to frog it and knit it again. I may do that myself.