Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Frankenscarf Lives!

I can't believe I actually finished. I thought the constant undoing of my knitting would be my mental undoing!  Because I started the scarf at home without my Sensai, I was unsure of how to fix my bad stitches and decided (rather intrepidly I think) to soldier on regardless - which basically meant I just kept pulling out all my work and starting over and over and over....and over.  Boyfriend had to finally step in and make me promise not to pull out any more work since apparently I kept cursing up a storm and getting very angry. Personally I thought I was handling it just fine, but he did mention something about being worried I was gonna "hulk out".

So, by the time I got to the end I had dropped a stitch I had to pick up with a crochet needle pretty much up the entire length of the scarf. My crochet skills are not great and it came out rather tight and zipper-like (hence the Frankenstein reference). There are also some random parts: apparently I managed to knit in some holes and seed stitch. So it's a mess. But it's done. And when you wrap it up and "zhuzsh" it properly it looks rather handsome and the yarn is still totally gorgeous so who cares!

p.s. I also realized that I hate metal needles. Slippery little fuckers.


  1. The scarf looks great! You should try blocking it, that might tidy up stitches. Are you familiar with blocking?
    If not:
    Submerge in water
    Reshape on a towel and let it dry flat

  2. Thanks for the tip. I will try that out today!