Off to a bad start
OK, here's my first post to my first KAL and I'm already whining and emotional. I wanted a project that would bring to mind my Mom's mother Alta. She was a big influence in my life and we practically lived at her house when we were little. She was a woman ahead of her time , very well read and intelligent. Oh, and fittingly she was also somewhat high maintanence. For example, when my grandfather died she had to have a mantilla like Jackie Kennedy wore to JFK's funeral. Nothing else was going to work for her. My mom went crazy running around trying to find the perfect Jackie O mantilla to appease my grandmother. Finally one was located and she was a grieving yet stylish widow. I wanted to do a "mantilla like" scarf, triangular in shape but not too big. I found the pattern that I wanted to use at free knitting patterns central called the Kevat shawl. It has a leaf motif, which I love and was flexible regarding the finished size of the piece. The perfect yarn had escaped me, that was until I stopped at Neighborhood Knits to pick up some Cascade Fixation last week. There in all it's fall color Glory was Schaefer Yarn's "Anne", a really lovely merino mohair blend. Sunday AM I was all geeked to wind up my skein and start in on my scarf. I had by ball winder set up and ready. As I was getting ready to start my DH was leaving to watch football at a friend's house. I thought "no problem I can do this myself". No sooner did I start to unwind and wind the mohair kicked in and within about five minutes I had a complete disaster on my hands. So my weekend was not spent knitting my lovely scarf but unraveling the holy hell of a mess that my beautiful yarn had become. After 18 hours (no kidding) of tedious and tearful work you see the finished result. I am hoping this will not be a trend and I will have some knitting to show on my next post.