I have completed my latest knitting project, Jessie's Girl and it is a complete and utter fail. I was warned it might be too big so I made the small. What I did not anticipate was my pathetic ability to do short rows and a three needle bind off. I absolutely massacred this sweater. The shoulders look horrendous and I should be better at all of this by now. I have short rowed before, although I have to admit I try to shy away from them. I have three needle binded off before but never with this poor of a result. Believe me when I say I am to embarrassed to show you it up close, I do have my pride after all. This sweater is not ever going to be worn, no way, no how. It is going in the Goodwill bag in hopes someone might want to frog it for the yarn. Me, I am not even interested in that. This yarn was left over from a baby blanket I made a year ago, so it wasn't like I wasted a lot of money on this project, just a lot of time. The pattern was fine, the directions great, the yarn soft and lovely, the failure is all mine. Oh well live and learn and never take knitting to seriously.
In case you are remotely interested this was made with Berroco Modern Cotton, four skeins, and size 7 needles.
Another finish, but a very boring one by this point. Number 7 Hitchhiker is officially off the needles. If you think you have seen this before you are right. This is my second in this colorway from Cascade Yarns Tangier. I used size 9 needles and approximately 320 yards of yarn. This went right into the Christmas present bin for one of Little Buddy's therapists. One more to go of these and those presents will be completed. I don't have the stamina to cast on another one right this minute. I love the pattern but after seven of them I am about over the whole thing.
So that is it. I find myself at a bit of a crossroads right now. I do not have another project picked out and I cannot finish my Flaum until the Olympics start. I look at this sweater everyday and tell myself I can't start working on it hoping that this will give me the incentive to finish it when I actually can work on it. Maybe reverse psychology will work in my favor for a knitting finish. What are you working on these days?