One of the bloggers and designers I follow regularly, the lovely Knitting My Day Away, tagged me. It’s so nice to be thought of! The premise is simple – answer the questions below. Here goes:1. Are you always happy with your FO’s? 2. Are you sometimes so disappointed that you frog everything and start a new project? Why? Color? Yarn? Making? Too small? Too large? 3. Do you wear your knits or do they end up at the bottom of a cupboard? If so, why? How do they age after being washed and worn? 4. Do you always make a swatch? (maybe it should have been the first question, lol ?!) 5. Finally, would you rather work with some yarns you know well rather than others to avoid bad surprises?
1. Definitely not, I’m sad to admit. Most of the time I’m happy, but I’ve only been knitting “seriously” for about 2 years, so there is still a lot to learn. However my success rate is steadily improving, I’m happy to report.
2. Despite my answer to #1, I rarely frog everything. I’ll rip back a little if I notice a problem or mistake, but I stick with pretty much every project. In cases where something has turned out to be too big when it’s finished, I’d rather alter it with steeks or something than frog.
3. Yup, I wear them 🙂 I’m proud to wear what I knit, and I knit things I know I’ll like. Granted I have not forayed into sweaters yet, and I always have trouble finding tops to flatter my body type when shopping, so maybe that’s why I have avoided them. I’m afraid to knit something and then never wear it! And since sweaters and tops are what have the most pill factor, most of my stuff has aged really well. With the exception of an early scarf that got a little stretched out of shape…
4. Nope! I know this may be abhorent to some, but I rarely swatch. I will take a measurement once I get going to see if I’m on track. In the rare cases where I’m not, I’ll recalculate the pattern’s instructions to (hopefully) fit the guage. Though I feel like I may swatch more seriously if I ever tackle a sweater…
5. I love surprises!
Now, who would I like to see answer these questions? It looks like 5 is what we’re supposed to pick. Hmmm. Lynn, Ilana, Canadianchia, Kathleen, and Lee please!