Saturday, December 30, 2006

Out With the Old, In With the New

As the old year comes to an end, I have been taking stock of my WIP and planning for the upcoming year. You might remember my Shetland Lace Shawl from Gathering of Lace.

Wish it farewell because it is slated for frogging. I had completed. One edging, one border, and maybe a third of the center. At this point, I realized that early in the border I had made a noticeable mistake. I see no way to fix it except to frog it and although it is not horribly noticeable it has sapped my enthusiasm to finish the project.

The good cluster (quite blurry).

The mistake (also quite blurry).

I am also planning to frog my Amble socks. They have been sitting around too long and I don't like them. Good bye also.

On a happier note, I received my Jamieson and Smith yarn for Alice Starmore's Katherine of Aragon sweater. After swatching I have decided to substitute one of the background colors with a Jamieson color. For more info see the Tudor Roses Knitalong.

Happy New Year and Happy Knitting!


Dorothy said...

Yikes! It's a shame to see all that beautiful knitting go. But then again, I can see myself doing the same thing. When enthusiasm for a project is gone, it's gone and you might as well put your effort into something that will give you pleasure. Can't wait to see your KAL project. I'm waiting for that book from the library - the hold list is forever!

Cheryl said...

Hi Lorrie
Quincy eh? Those towns were all so far away from me as I was from "the other side of the bridge" LOL. I am looking forward to trying the Telemark...I am trying to get more done on my Eliz for Tudor Roses before the Jan 20 cast on for Dale. We too will migrate out of MA soon to as far north in ME as you can be without crossing the border.
You have some beautiful items pictured here..

Garngamen said...

Great swatch! Very ambitious and tough swap in colour for Katherine...Brave!