3.24.2012

abalone

This might be the longest I have ever waited to post a finished project.  I finished this the second week of October.  You can see I am ambivalent about it.


My ambivalence is this:  I wanted to try knitting with cotton and I have to admit that it is a big adjustment from wool (I used Classic Elite Seedling - actually a good cotton yarn, it's just hard to get used to the lack of elasticity in all cottons as compared to wool).  This is actually a good pattern for cotton, since it is not super-fitted, but where I really went wrong is that I did not increase enough stitches at those bottom corners there, so the bottom edge puckers and folds under (see below).  Yuck, I don't like it. 

But I wasn't pulling out the whole border after I was done - that was an entire skein of yarn, folks!  (I realize that not wearing it for 5 months is more ridiculous).


So that's my Abalone.  Live and learn.

4 comments:

  1. The color and size is great though. It will go with so many outfits. Pulling out the border and re-doing it would be really annoying, but if it makes you go from "eh" to "yeahhh" then you should do it!

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    1. Ugh. I don't know if I do like it enough to even bother... I'm not sure it's really me, but I think I was looking for a project for cotton yarn that would not need a lot of fitting. Maybe I should send it to you...!

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  2. My Abalone did the same thing! I didn't want to rip all that icord border either. It sat unworn for nearly a year, and then I finally got so annoyed that I ripped the bind-off, and did this one instead, which completely solved the problem:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abBhe-JYmgI
    Maybe give it time?

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    1. Thanks for the tip! I guess I have to decide if I would even like it enough, were it fixed...

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