We have two yarn stores in the general area of my house. One is a beautiful yarn store with a ton of yarn but the owner isn't so nice. The other is short on supply, and not so beautiful, but the owner is really wonderful. After many, many questionable instances with beautiful yarn store owner number 1, I have vowed to not return to her store. I am indeed only hurting myself you understand. I am as stubborn as they come, but I just can't go back. Beautiful yarn store owner was having a gigantic sale the other day. All my knitting buddies were going, buy one Noro get another free type of sale. I just couldn't make myself go even though the yarn purchases would have been amazing. I decided to go to wonderful yarn store owners store instead. I bought this beautiful silk yarn to make a shawl. I just could not handle that she would be all alone in her store while everyone else was on a buying frenzy at the beautiful yarns store. Did I need yarn, not really, but it was really fun to look around and buy it.
Now for the I told you so part. You were all right. I should have cut my losses quickly on the vest and been done with it. I just kept knitting. I am half way up the back and I know I just can't stomach it anymore. I'm not upset. I knew from the beginning that it wasn't going to work. You know it won't work when you are casting on and thinking to yourself that this is a mistake. Again, I am not upset. What I realized is that the simple lace pattern was a nice change of pace for me. I have been coasting with my knitting projects for a very long time. I claim that my busy life prohibits me from a knitting challenge, it doesn't, and it shouldn't. The lace part of the vest was very interesting. I love that when I got done with a row that I was thrilled if I ended up with the correct stitch count. It was fun. So I will frog the current vest in progress and look for more suitable yarn to make it someday. I am now excited to start another project. A project that is challenging but won't make me crazy. I think this silk yarn maybe helpful in what I decide to make.