Riding Away From Avalon

Remember this? It's Riding to Avalon from Knitscene. That's about a month and a half of knitting, and I'm going to rip it. I really don't feel bad about it, it's a little looser than I'd hoped. I swatched, I swear. I measured myself. I carefully checked the measurement diagram. I checked out the Knitting Daily Gallery to see how it fits different body types. And in the end I don't have gauge. Darn you gauge!

It's funny, some might see this as time wasted. I don't. I really thought I wanted this sweater and I started it right after I first saw the pattern. I learned some things about how it is constructed. Now that I've had the experience I don't want to make it again, and I don't feel bad that I have nothing to show for it. I no longer need this sweater. Sometimes kitting is about the fantasy object rather than the finished product. At least for me, and I'm cool with that. Plus the bottom edge rolled up and that always bothered me.

And now what can I make the lovely Silky Wool into? Hmm, the possibilities...

1 comment:

Brooke said...

I love this post! So true that crafting is sometimes more about the fantasy than the completed work. The yarn color is lovely.