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.


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.