Saturday, December 18, 2004

Once again...

...I don't heed what I said, once again I have thrown a principle over board and once again I haven't paid enough attention to what I do:

I, who was of the opinion that cables are "wasted" on variegated yarn, am knitting the Celtic Cap with yarn I had in my stash and which is variegated. Actually, it doesn't look half bad and one can see the cables pretty well.

I find that cabling instructions and my interpretion of said instructions don't mix. I frequently do it in the wrong direction, i.e. cabling in front instead of back and vice versa. Now, I have discovered that "oops, I did it again" and I am not up to frogging. It's not that I did one cable wrong, I did it all of them wrong. So one could argue: hey, it was supposed to go this way....whatever. I won't frog, that's it.

Apart from that you might have thought that there is not much knitting going on - wrong. I made another Celtic Cap for myself and I even decided to model it myself on the photo because it turned out to be a hat I don't mind wearing (well, don't mind too much). I wear it differently than intended 'cause that's what I do. I tweak things to make them mine. I had a picot edge in mind and when I was finished I tried the cap on before fixing the rim. I like it rolled and it gives it the little bit of extra room I prefer. I still like the picot edge - just not on me. The cap is big, my gauge check was sloppy, but it turns out that's a good thing. Will post picture as soon as I've made it.


Toni said...

My thoughts exactly on multicolor yarn in cabled patterns. I've had an itching to make something like Cromarny (sp?) using my Mountain Colors Bearfoot but hestitated because of the color/cable issue. But perhaps I should experiment more.

Kajin said...

Oooh I love those colors!!! And I agree with you : variegated yarn is usually not good for cables, but in that particular case, it's gorgeaous! Please show us the finished cap :-D