Friday, June 05, 2009

WIPeout 2009 - Angelina hits the frog pond

PATTERN: Angelina by Joan McGowan Michael.

YARN
: Homespun 8ply weight bought of eBay.

PROGRESS: Started in December 2005! Jejune bought me the pattern for my birthday. Knitted up to arm increases

ISSUES:
  • There is a difference between homespun and hand spun which I didn't quite appreciate at the time of purchase. The yarn is quite coarse and doesn't really suit the pattern.
  • Knitters I trust reported difficulties with fit when using other than the recommended yarn.

ACTION: Frog and forget until the right yarn comes along. It's done - frogged, washed and yarn drying.

3 comments:

Priscilla said...

I really like the Angelina pattern. I like sweaters that have that circular shape to them. Hopefully you will find the right yarn for that pattern, and the right pattern for the yarn too.

Yeah, a project a week is probably going to be impossible, but I'm willing to give it a try. I've got a good game plan for June, but I'm not sure how it is going to go after that. But, hey, anything that keeps me using up the stash!

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

Better to say goodbye and make a clean break rather than end up resenting each other. Hmmmmm sounds like I'm talking about a man.

Kate said...

You're being incredibly resolute. Well done! And congrats on getting some projects completed - all the unravelling, skeining and washing would get a little disheartening after a while.