Okay. So a couple of weeks ago, I showed you my disappointing "FrankenCowl" . . . whining a lot about how unhappy I was . . . and going on and on about the ways the colors were (not) working out . . . and blah blah blah. But not really willing to do anything about it.
Later that same morning, I jumped on a Zoom call, intending to cast the monster off and be done with it. But, suddenly inspired, I ended up ripping it right back to the "scene of the crime" instead! (I knew I'd never be happy.) (And even though I never want to do it, I'm always happier when I take the time to rip back and re-do.) (Sigh.) I sat through my Zoom meeting ripping . . . and rolling little balls of yarn.
I ended up doing a lot of rolling and cutting and re-rolling the balls of yarn . . . so I could plan how I wanted to work them into the rest of the knitting, hoping to wrangle those oddball colors into a more pleasing configuration. I got out my postal scale and I started weighing.
And then I jumped back in.
My goal . . . was to carry that darker reddish color all the way through the cowl (because it was such a contrast to the other 2 skeins). I almost made it, too -- thescale was getting quite a workout toward the end. (If you want to see the "before" shot, click here.) It's really kind of funny . . . because this is such a nice, easy, rhythmic knit. And I made it all complicated with my color-working. Oh, well. I love playing with color, so it was a good kind of knitting adventure for me. (If I were doing this again, though, with this same yarn, I would have changed things up with that darker color earlier in the process . . . so it could have been more of a "theme" throughout the project. But I didn't want to rip THAT far back for this one.)
And in the end, it's no longer a FrankenCowl!
I just needed to . . . break up. . . to make up!
Break up to make up, that's all we do
Yeah, first you love me then you hate me
That's a game for fools
How about you? What are you working on this week?