Back to the drawing board

14 Mar

Someone at work is pregnant and, traditionally, I knit a sweater for the new baby.

Last week I pulled out a skein of yarn I thought would be appropriate and knit a sweater I’d knit many times before. I hated the result. There were a couple of reasons for it. The variegated yarn pooled in a way I did not find appealing. I knit a size larger than I usually knit, trying to gift a sweater a baby might wear next winter, but It seemed off. Maybe it was the pooling that made the proportions look wrong. I just don’t know.

What I do know is that there is no way I can gift this sweater. It is now in a donation bag awaiting a trip to the Sally Ann.

So this morning, I am back to the drawing board. I have a new skein of yarn caked up and a different pattern on deck. And I am feeling really good about this decision.

6 Responses to “Back to the drawing board”

  1. arjeha March 14, 2021 at 9:43 am #

    Sometimes things just don’t turn out the way you imagine them and it is back to the drawing board. Good luck.

  2. Daniel Rack March 14, 2021 at 10:18 am #

    Love your enthusiasm and your hobby – something that is still on my bucket list!

  3. hzreflections March 14, 2021 at 1:01 pm #

    What a thoughtful gift. Good luck with your new project!

  4. gbrock March 14, 2021 at 1:18 pm #

    A true look at life. When things don’t go as planned, try again. I love that forward momentum. That it is ok to try again if we don’t like the first result. Way to go.

  5. britt March 14, 2021 at 8:45 pm #

    You are so thoughtful! When I announced my pregnancy a few months ago, a coworker gifted me a knit blanket just a couple weeks later. I’m so thankful, and it’s so precious to be thought of during this phase. 🙂 Good luck and have fun!

  6. livinglife816287820 March 14, 2021 at 10:39 pm #

    How lovely, I do hope this next project will really work well!

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