Well, I am back from Edinburgh Yarn Fest, and what an event it was!
I will talk about the festival in the pilot episode of the EastLondonKnit podcast when it is published this Friday (!).
EYF marked the deadline for the #blackerpodkal, in which I tried to participate… In a word, my progress could be described as ‘stunted’.
Some projects are just like this: two steps forward, one step back. I really enjoy KALs because I find the type of gentle peer pressure they apply really helpful to getting things done. But this sweater did not want to get done.
It started off all very well…
I had 4 lovely skeins of Tamar DK yarn from last year’s Edinburgh Yarn Fest and was happy to join in with Blacker Yarns and the Knit British podcast to knit a new design up.
The progress seemed to be chugging along….
Until I had a look and decided that it was just too big, and I didn’t have enough yarn to make something so oversized….
…taking me back to the beginning….
I started again, and this time, the sizing seemed better.
And although I wouldn’t have finished in time anyway, I have properly run out of yarn and have stalled again! Ugh.
I am loosing the battle of wills between this sweater and myself at the moment, but I live to fight again…
Instagram is a great tool for seeing the progress of your knitting!
How do you deal with reluctant knits?
I hope you are having better knitting mojo than me…