So where is all the knitting Roobeedoo?
We know you were knitting in the waiting room for at least two hours and we know you spent a lot of time in the car park waiting for your daughter to finish dancing every night last week – so where’s the yardage?
Well it was like this…. I tried to knit Shedir. I tried to knit it twice. Once, I even got four inches up from the cast-on edge. But I couldn’t do it. This project did my head in. I could not memorise the pattern even for one row’s duration. I would start off in the right direction, and by the time I changed needle for the first time (knitting on 5 dpn’s) I had already lost my place. I tried stitchmarkers and bar-gate notation. Nobody was allowed to speak to me while I was holding the needles. Nothing worked. On Sunday night I ripped it out. A week’s knitting down the drain. What a relief!
I thought I would knit Koolhaas instead, as I have made one before and it looks a bit like Shedir. But the only aran-weight yarn in the stash was too soft and drapey: not enough structure for a hat.
I am now working on a scarf. It is in a herringbone stitch pattern and I am very very pleased with it. My target is to knit a whole ball’s-worth before I take a photo – coming soon!