Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Just call me Homer

Discovered last night that:

I knit the Arwen Hood too short.

I weave my ends in much too well. I worry they will fall out, but apparently this is not necessary.

Knit Picks Simply Cotton does not like it when you spend three hours trying to pick the ends out with your fingernails and a needle. It will eventually become thin and break (if you don't go mad with the scisors first from frustration) leaving you with 27 pieces of short yarn you will never again be able to use.

Knitting time to knit hood properly the first time? 5-6 hours.

Knitting time to knit it too short, pick it apart and re-knit? 11 hours.

Wouldn't it be handy if I learned something from all this? Probably. Chances that I'll do it differently next time? Not very high. Sad, isn't it?


  1. Glad to know I am not alone.

  2. Well, on the bright side, you know you do a beng-up job of weaving in....When do we get to see the FO?

  3. Wow, Im' tired just reading that.

  4. Yes, it is sad. I, too, am glad that I'm not alone--on all counts. We knitters are gluttons for punishment it seems!

    Hey! Notice the weather in Fresno lately? Summer did come after all.

  5. Gah! Just reading that is making me cringe. How on earth did you stick with it?