Wednesday, February 14, 2007

In the harsh light of day

Reality is a bitter mistress.


Curses, foiled again! :)

32 comments:

La Cabeza Grande said...

Painful, yes, but it had to be done. Call me if you need to talk it over :o)

Margene said...

I am so, so sorry. All that hard work lost. It's worth looking for just the perfect yarn, however as FP sucha pretty knit.

Rebekah said...

You'll feel better when you find the perfect yarn and the stole just is beyond beautiful!

Nora said...

Squiggly yarn!? I know it well...

Beth said...

Good for you! Be the boss of your knit - make it look fabulous. You have the power.....

chris said...

So very sorry. I believe out of respect for the yarn, we need a moment of silence.

Emma said...

Sigh.
Look out for incoming stash !

Em. xxx

Maia said...

A sad day. :-(

My husband used to tease me that the rip-it stitch was my favorite. The right yarn will appear for FP and th right pattern will appear for this gorgeous yarn.

Carole Knits said...

Bummer, dude.

La said...

It totally sucks, as that yarn is truly gorgeous, but it wasn't giving much love to the pattern.

Store it away for another day. The right pattern will come along!

So, what yarn are you looking at now?

twig said...

Oh gosh. I'm sorry!

Agnes said...

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}

Wen said...

It had to be done. This yarn will be something more beautiful from a pattern much more fitting.

I'm with Chris though. A moment of respectful contemplation for the woman who had the wisdom and fortitude to rip back all that hard work.

alltangledup said...

damn.. so sorry that it didn't work out! when in doubt rip it out... much less heart ache in the long run


guess what some yarn arrived for swatching today ... now if I can only find the energy to swatch tonight.. i have a stinking cold!

Marguerite said...

Sympathy.

Kris said...

That had to hurt!

dawn said...

It's beautiful yarn, but I think that you've made the right decision. The yarn will be fantastic in a chevron type pattern or regular repeating lace pattern, but for the FPS (IMO!) a solid or nearly solid will show off the lace much better. You're still very brave though, not sure I could have managed that, even with a pint of vodka for company!

linda said...

you made the right decision!

Jessica said...

It's always hard to visit the frog pond, but better early than late!

The yarn is so pretty in the ball, I'm sure you will find another knit for it =)

Good luck!

Knittinreed said...

Too bad --- but you will find both a beautiful pattern to show of the yarn and a beautiful yarn to show off your Forest Path as well.

KnitNana said...

(((((hugs)))))
I know you need them.
But you did the right thing!

Nano said...

That yarn is truly beautiful and I'm sure you'll find something else to showcase it.

Also, I'm not usually this slow, but I finally put 2 + 2 together. Months ago I Googled "toe up socks" and used your Turkish Cast On tutorial. Just today, I put the 2 together and realized it's from your blog. Sheesh! So a big thank you for that. You helped me do my first toe-ups.

Terri said...

Put it away and don't even look at it for a while. On the brighter side, you certainly must NEED some new yarn now...

Carol said...

Well now you'll just have to get new yarn for your shawl. We won't look, promise.

Diane said...

What a sad sight for sure. All that work back in a ball.

Monika said...

What are you using instead?

gail said...

Keep telling yourself, "Knitting is a process, not just a project. It's the journey, not the destination." Does it make you feel better?? Theyarn is really pretty, it will find a project someday. wwwww

Janet jlzveg3@comcast.net said...

I wonder what it would be like in a more traditional shawl that doesn't change direction as much? Let me know if you want to get rid of it. It may work for the Cherry Blossom shawl I've always wanted to knit but could never find the right pink colorway.

Beth said...

So what's happening? Did you find another yarn? The suspense is killing me.

all about yarn said...

me to

Peggy Choe said...

I understand! I just started a shetland triangle with a yarn I thought would not be too variegated for the lace patt. A few repeats showed me I was wrong and I quickly ripped it out. Still trying to learn which kind of lace patts can "take" color changes.

Leslie said...

Hellllllooooo?? Are you too discouraged to blog? Please contact earth - we miss you and P-man!