Seven long months…it was Doodler (self-imposed) Jail. I went over my knitting diary last night and I had forgotten about the RESTARTS of this…I actually had begun in October and then wasn’t happy with the knitting so there were two restarts in November. And, then, there was the running out of yarn that happened twice and of course, some of the yarns were discontinued and a big internet search ensued to scramble for more yarn.
Someone asked this morning if it was a “fun knit” because they were thinking this has stash bust possibilities. It absolutely could be a stash buster, but for me, this was not a fun knit. It was the black wedges that really did me in. I am not alone…I have had conversations with others who, like me, had to “brute force” their way through those wedges. The wall hit around wedge 15. Finally, I had a five hour plane ride so I sequestered myself with the Doodler and put my shoulder to the “wedge” wall. The cable and the edging flowed along fairly easily. I like doing i-cord bind offs so that was actually kind of fun.
And, now, yes, after so much complaining, I am free to choose a new project.
But, you know, knitting is really some type of insanity because last night as the Doodler was drying, I was looking at it and thinking of different color combinations that I could try in a second one….