Friday, August 24, 2007

One Knit Forward, Two Frogs Back


Dear Hedera,
I think it is time for us to part company. You looked like you were a reasonable pattern that I could easily memorize. I like your simple lace, and I do now have it committed to memory; however along the way, I have had to restart you innumerable times. Maybe it was my fault for choosng to use yarn like Panda cotton the first time I tried you since it splits kind of badly. The main reason for my disgust with you is that when I knit your heel, you said to knit a two-row pattern twenty-three times. Twenty-three times! That just doesn't seem possible! I thought that Panda Cotton was fingering weight, but my heel was plenty long by the time I'd knitted twelve rows.I was so excited to come home from work and to sit down on the couch, have a little cup of coffee and work on you, but I think we're through. Maybe I'll come back to you with some different yarn, but for now au revoir!

Frustratingly,
Caroline

7 comments:

Hege said...

Thanks for commenting on my socks :) Your danish is good ;)
To bad you have to rip it... I'd love to try the pattern some day myself.
The colours are beautiful though!
Have a great weekend!

a simple yarn said...

It's a painful process when potential friends have to part. I feel your pain.....
But there will be other friends at other times with other patterns in other yarn. Time will heal your wound....!

Knittings Nice! said...

Farewell dear hedera
It was not to be
For your were not meant to fit
on the feet of me!!!

So sad...anyway shove it to the back and start on something else.
Re my blog post on doing something more demanding...I have two things that are in transit..book wise/pattern wise...two lots of yarn wise...am soooooo excited..will post on my blog etc with piccys when all arrives.....sings happily da.d.a.d.a.adddaa

Laura said...

Bummer about Hedera not working out for you. Perhaps a finer weight sock yarn would be better than the Panda Cotton...

I responded to the kind comment you left for me on my blog, but it bounced. I hate it when that happens! Anyway, here's part of the answer for you...

There are a couple great tutorials with good pictures for making a picot edge. Theresa's is my favorite.

There's another on the KnitWiki. The page takes quite a while to load, though.

Janice said...

Bummer on having to part ways!! Perhaps you will meet again someday on better terms!

Tracy said...

I liked your letter approach here--LOL! So sorry though this project turned out to be a dud and that you were frustrated and disappointed. Hope you find something new & exciting to replace it soon! Happy Knitting! :o)

Lori said...

I had to give up the Hedera pattern, too! I just couldn't get it down!