Sunday, January 4, 2009

Defeat?

Serenity by Patons


I've been wanting to cast on for Cherry for the longest time but I forced myself to wait until all that gift knitting was done. The longer I waited the higher my expectations became. I had plans of knitting nothing else and wearing my new summery bamboo cardigan in just a few weeks.

But guess what? It's not working.

I want it to work. A lot. But I'm about to admit defeat.

The yarn is too 'drapey' for this pattern. I think a close fitting cardigan like Cherry needs something with a bit more substance and structure and I think this yarn needs a pattern that flows.

The pattern is not difficult but requires a certain amount of concentration I cannot give - or rather, my 3 small interrupters (home all day long on holiday) will not let me give.

I want something I can knit without having to write out the pattern line by line and concentrate on every stitch (one of those patterns that assumes you know where and how to place decreases while maintaining your stitch pattern even when the start of the row keeps moving and there are only limited pattern set up instructions...you know the type - nothing missing from the instructions but there could have been a whole lot more added).

I'm in holiday mode and I want a no brainer.

I've moved on already...
Serenity Work in progress


It doesn't look like much just yet but I am hopeful it will turn out Ok

8 comments:

Caffeine Faerie said...

I don't know... it recommends Jo Sharp Summer DK Cotton, and believe me - that is some drapey yarn... a bit fuller than Serenity, but there's not my difference between them in my experience. The Frankentank is looking promising... ;)

Georgie said...

I hate then, when your heart is set on a project and yarn and they just wont get along! Bummer. But the new prject is looking v-e-r-y interesting....

Rose Red said...

Oh, shame that it didn't work out...but what is the new one, it looks great so far!! I just bought 20 balls of the red Serenity (I have a tentative plan for what to make with it) - but yours looks so much more interesting that what I had in mind...

amanda said...

That's a real shame it didn't go to paln when you were so looking forward to wearing it. Know what you nean about the 'no brainer'. I'm all about simplicity at the moment too.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

I'm so sorry you couldn't go forward with your original knit. Good luck with your new one!

MrPuffy said...

Good move to be flexible and I can't wait to see what you have chosen instead. I'm interesting in a drapy yarn for a project so will be interested in what you think of the yarn.

Bells said...

Sometimes, you just have to admit defeat, don't you? I've been there. It hurts but you know when it's not right.

That's an amazing colour!

PrincessPea said...

Bummer - the pattern is adorable, and the yarn looks lovely - what a shame they don't go together!