May 29, 2007

Fabulous and Frustrating

That was my weekend. We had absolutely fabulous weather for Memorial Day - the best I can remember in a long time. Usually it tends to be cold and rainy. We did have rain overnight on Sunday but Monday was pretty clear and warm. I got my "window" boxes planted on my porch and mulched. I need a little more mulch but that can wait until next weekend. That was the fabulous part of my weekend.


This is the frustrating part. My third - yes THIRD - cast on for the IW Lotus Tank from last year's summer issue. 230 stitches in a lace pattern that I found out after I'd switched to smaller needles (after 9 rows!) was knitted twisted. UGHHHHHH. I am just heart sick. This pattern is kicking my hiney. I was hoping the "third time is a charm" would work for this project but unfortunately - it didn't. I'm not going to give up though. I might try my Denise needles and use a longer cable than the 24" called for so that I can lay out the stitches better to make sure they don't twist - I swear I checked so carefully.


This morning I cast on for my Summer Tunic KAL swatch. I really like the yarn and the fabric it is creating. I don't know what they treated the yarn with but it smells like fress cut grass! LOL Perfect for a summer top right?

5 comments:

Barbara said...

Oh, I'd never thought of yarn twisting while knitting...that's enough to scare me away for awhile. I'm sorry it's not going well, but from where I'm standing, it sure looks beautiful.

Adrienne said...

ohhhh, hope it goes better!!! I will be beautiful when you are finished!

talley said...

What size needles are you using with the Callista?

Casa Pearl said...

Talley, I am using 5s - Clover bamboo circs. I hope to finish my swatch and wash it to see if I get guage. I've not checked yet so keep your fingers crossed!

Peg said...

I have always had trouble joining when working on circular needles too. I can't seem to keep from gettnig it twisted so I knit a row or two before I join now so I don't get it twisted.