Thursday, August 09, 2007

Ravelry

I have joined the masses having fun over at Ravelry, and I, too, am having a great time obsessing over getting every last little detail on line. I'm "GoldenIris" over there, so if you haven't yet, look me up and say hi.

Ravelry is also a fabulous way to occupy my mind and time as I wait to hear back from the possible employer. I have to get through today and probably most of tomorrow! But that is okay and I can be patient. And once I get a job I'm springing for a paid flickr account so I can really get the most use out of it as well as Ravelry. No more losing photos!

Here's what I've been working on lately. And by lately, I mean the last three days.

Pullover1

This is a very basic v-neck in-the-round raglan that I am just cruising along on. Well, now I'm cruising. Earlier I was very, very angry with my yarn.

I swatched. There was a knot. So when I ripped out the swatch to start, I left the few yards in front of the knot behind. Then as I cast on and knit a few rows of ribbing, there was another one. And another one. And three more after that! There were six - SIX! - knots in this ball of yarn (I know because I re-balled the whole darn thing), all within the not-quite 2 inches or so of ribbing at the bottom of this sweater. SIX! Let me tell you, I got pretty good at splicing these together with a needle, but I was so mad I could have spit. And all I can say is if the other balls are like this, the yarn company is getting more than a polite complaint. Six knots within the first third of the ball is completely uncalled for.

Okay, I'll take a deep breath and step away from the wool, and play with pretty photos instead.

2 comments:

RangerSarah said...

SIX knots?? That's an outrage! Isn't it funny what we knitters get incensed about? I wonder how you even get that many knots into a ball of yarn - were they two pieces tied together or just knots? If it was just knots, I'd have to conclude that they let a cat play with it before you bought it.

:)SmileCreator said...

Welcome to the wonder of Ravelry! :)

Six knots is definately a bit much, especially all at the beginning. I hope that the other balls are better (read: knotless!).