Saturday, October 5, 2013

Frog, frog, frog...

Well, I thought the color of my Pine Forest Blanket was too dark for a baby blanket but it turns out that the second skein is even darker!  See!


It wasn't exactly a nice surprise...  Still, I continued.  You know, denying the problem.  But I've finally reached a decision.  I will not frog and alternate skeins.  I will frog it completely and it will become different projects.  Why insist on making this blanket in that color if I'm not in love with itT  I already have a few ideas for it: Felipe, Owl Tuque and-or OwletAviatrix Hat, Gramps.  I'll stop, I only have three skeins ;-)

So, Thursday night, I had no choice but to go to the lovely Espace Tricot.  It was once again a very pleasant yarn shopping experience.  All the ladies in that boutique de tricot are so nice.  I forgot to bring the blanket requirements but they went on Ravelry and showed me a varity of possible yarns are could use: soft enough for a baby and superwash, of course.  I opted for this beautiful Green Label Aran Weight by Tanis Fiber Arts.  The colorway is Frost. I so love her yarns!

 
It is also going to become a Pine Forest Blanket.  This is a nice mindless pattern.  I think this color is much better suited for a little baby!  I hope the transition between the skeins will be okay.  We chose them carefully...
 
This is also perfect to lift my spirit this morning because I caught a cold yesterday.  I thought I would be fine and went to work yesterday but it worsened last night and now, I think all I will do this weekend is rest and knit.
 
Have a nice weekend everyone! 

11 comments:

mle said...

Yes, it is easy to be in denial about projects that deep down you know aren't working out.
Well, the new skeins are so gorgeous! Very lovely for a baby blanket. Get well soon!

Jesse said...

That is too bad about your skeins!! I am glad you already have projects planned for that yarn though!

And your TFA yarn is gorgeous! That's a line I've always wanted to try.

Hope you feel better soon!

Julie said...

I think the first yarn was telling you it wanted to be something else! ;-) I love your new yarn, and can't wait to see the finished blanket. I hope you recover from your cold quickly.

Andi said...

Sorry to hear you caught a cold. Hope you get to feeling better soon!
Stinks about the blanket. But, man it was lovely.

Evelyn said...

A motto that I try to "knit" by is "it's only yarn!" You are so right to re-purpose the blue yarn for some other project. I love the TFA you picked up for the baby blanket ~ you will enjoy knitting this new one so much more now. Feel better soon!

Audry said...

That is so disappointing to have to rip out so much knitting. I'm glad that you found a new yarn to use.

Allison said...

You are bold! I have such a hard time frogging my knits, and your blanket looked so pretty. The new yarn you bought is lovely though, and I bet it will make a great blanket.

Sanja T said...

There is nothing worse than wasting yarn on a project you won't love.

LoveofCuteness

needleandspindle said...

Pine forest sounds like great knitting medicine!

Monica said...

As painful as it is to rip out, it would always bug you! So good for you having the courage to do it. This is a lovely pattern, I may give it a try. I am thinking of making Jared Flood's Umaro blanket?
And congratulations to you as well!
BTW, the Tanis yarn is gorgeous!

Lolita Blahnik said...

Pues fijaté que no me parecía tan ocura tu primera opción para la Pine Forest Blanket, pero está claro que cuando algo no nos convence lo mejor es deshacer y buscar otro material. Preciosa también la segunda lana que elegiste, tengo curiosidad por ver como queda ese matizado una vez tejido.
Yo también tengo el Aviatrix entre los patrones que DEBO tejer para Miranda, es uno de mis gorros de bebe favoritos de siempre.
Un abrazo!!!