Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Cowl Fail

I tried, I really did. I forced my perfectionist self to press on in the face of missed yarn overs, but I just couldn't take it anymore. Right after I submitted it to the Defense Against the Dark Arts professor for partial marks last night, I frogged the Good Luck/Bad Luck Cowl for the final time.

It was destiny, really. I mean, I flagrantly broke Piggy's Rule #27 for the second time in less than a week by bringing it to a knitting meet-up after work yesterday. And, since there were only two of us this time, it really was impossible to ignore the "group" and concentrate on the stitches.

So...yes. I'm not proud, but this one is a FAIL. I even pitched the yarn -- it was so overly twisted with all the frogging, I just couldn't look at in any longer. Ugh.

In happier news, I am pleased to report that yarn barfage can happen to anyone; even the pros. To my benefit, in fact. Take a look at this beautiful stuff:


That's a full skein of Malabrigo Worsted in Sweet Grape. Piggy picked it up for 50% off at Three Bags Full on Sunday. It was discounted because while the yardage was complete, the cake wasn't. "It just didn't want to be wound," Francesca said.

Piggy's all about giving recalcitrant Malabrigo a second chance. :-)


  1. I'm sorry to hear that you had to let it go.

  2. I havent knit with Malabrigo in waaay too long... I must go buy some!