Tag: knit fail

The Knitting Won

For any non-knitter, let me let you in on a pretty common sentiment among knitters: knitting with dark yarn isn’t always the most fun knitting. The knitting is fine, as long as you’re not trying to follow your stitches closely to follow the pattern. Something like knit two, purl two is an excellent choice for mindless knitting in dark yarn.…

I Hate All the Knitting

Ok, so maybe I don’t hate ALL the knitting, but mostly, yes I do hate it right now. My niece came in my knitting TV room and counted 15 balls of yarn I have with me.  I think it’s a fair assessment that I am annoyed with about half of them right now.   I brought yarn with me to…

#KnitFail: Needle Edition

Knitting and travel are two Of my favourite things With both I have learned, To take what they bring   They can be great but Despite how you’ve planned They both can be fickle, Your planning be damned  

I’m Sorry

To my friend who will likely receive an oddly shaped slipper: I’m sorry.     See, I’ve been knitting while I’ve been watching the baseball post season. You know it’s been a crazy ride with the Blue Jays this week. The first slipper went relatively normally.   Then today happened.  More specifically, the seventh inning.   There were bizarre plays.…

I Shouldn’t Have Tempted Fate: #KnitFail 3.0

Two weeks ago I wrote about how I screwed up the pattern (for the second time) of the toy airplane I was knitting. I cheekily said at the end that it was just the propellers left. Surely I wouldn’t have to write about a third issue with the project.   You know what they say about tempting fate…. There it…

#KnitFail: Toy Airplane Edition Version 2.0

I swear I am not a complete idiot. I may not be a rocket scientist, but I have a somewhat reasonable grasp of the English language. I’ve always considered myself someone who enjoys reading. I believe my comprehension level is somewhere in the average range. I’ve managed to hold down a job for 20+ years. I feed and dress myself…