I'm experiencing a trifecta of oops's this week.
First, and most exciting,
|Reyna knit with Hawthorne's The Pearl|
My Reyna is on the blocking mats. Yay!! But good grief! Look at that squiggly edge I have pinned. Good thing this one's for me and it will be casually worn because it's almost completely dry and I'm not going to the trouble to re-wet and re-pin it. Despite the squiggly edge, I'm going to love this shawl. While the yarn is called The Pearl, and it does look like the inside of an oyster shell, it also looks like denim and you know how I have a thing for denim. Now, let's just hope my daughter allows me to wear it with my jeans without accusing me of wearing a Canadian tuxedo.
Yes, there is a baby sweater on the needles. That's a sleeve with a pen for size reference. The pattern says it's for newborns up to three months but my gauge is off (imagine that!) and it may fit a three year old, not a three month old. Oh well. It's scrap yarn, good practice, and babies come in all sizes. Besides, both my kids were huge at birth and neither of them were able to wear newborn clothing. Is size hereditary? If it is, sorry Megan!
And easiest to fix but the most disappointing.... I must have knit on the purl side of my Out of Winter shawl. There's also something funky about a row's worth of stitches a bit above those knitted purls.
Or are they purled knits? Who knows. Either way, they'll have to be redone. I'm frustrated about it because I didn't begin to make as much progress as expected while traveling to this past weekend's family reunion. I ended up riding in the back seat of a minivan and got horribly car sick every time I tried to knit. I've never had that problem before and hope it was a minivan back seat issue and not a general riding in the car issue. If I can no longer knit and ride, my life may as well be over.
But while I'm frustrated about having to fix those stitches, I'm happy to spend more time with this yarn. This Sock Labs Stroll is unbelievably soft and a delight to knit with.
Join me over at Carole's for today's Three on Thursday link up.