Flushed with Seaweed Scarf success, I thought I’d attempt my other ‘fashion’ yarn scarf. It was supposed to be a light-weight, ornamental scarf – perfect for all that spring weather we’ve been having
in amongst snow storms, arctic gales and subzero temperatures.
Turns out it is indeed light-weight (approx two knotted rows were completed), but alas I fear it falls down in the ‘ornamental’ category. It is, in fact, the work of the devil and I would happily throw the whole lot into a nearby skip.
I promise, I did try. I looked for YouTube tutorials. I trawled through enthusiastic American video clips promising – hot on the heels of the seaweed scarf glory – more moments of, “Wow, knitting genius, how have you managed that!?”
Unfortunately, I ended up with this:
I’m not sure where ‘perseverance’ ends and ‘flogging a dead horse’ begins. I would guess I was well into horse flogging before I had to take a deep breath and put the knotted horror down. What this image doesn’t convey is the endless casting on attempts and knitting the first row…quite a few times.
I’m not sure what kind of devil yarn I managed to discover at Olympia that day, but it is safe to say that it is buried in my clip-it box under a load of superchunky. Laughing at me. The swine.