Well, I am back from Edinburgh Yarn Fest, and what an event it was!
I will talk about the festival in the pilot episode of the EastLondonKnit podcast when it is published this Friday (!).
EYF marked the deadline for the #blackerpodkal, in which I tried to participate… In a word, my progress could be described as ‘stunted’.
Some projects are just like this: two steps forward, one step back. I really enjoy KALs because I find the type of gentle peer pressure they apply really helpful to getting things done. But this sweater did not want to get done.
It started off all very well…
I had 4 lovely skeins of Tamar DK yarn from last year’s Edinburgh Yarn Fest and was happy to join in with Blacker Yarns and the Knit British podcast to knit a new design up.
The progress seemed to be chugging along….
WIPing it good today😁 This morning I'm enjoying the winter sunshine before it disappears & working on my #blackerpodkal sweater design, which is the only thing in my needles at the moment! 😶I'm trying not to worry about that though. I'll be sure to cast on another project or 3 this weekend! . I'm loving the #yarnlovechallenge It's lovely to get to know people! This is my double-dip entry for #yarnlovechallengeday3 and #teamtamar 🤓
#yarnlovechallenge where I craft: the truth is although I have a beautiful little studio, whenever I have the chance, I curl up here with my latest knitting project... it's a happy place😁 Lately it has been mostly occupied with my latest wip, my #blackerpodkal project, which is coming along nicely if I do say so myself😏 #eastlondonknit #yarnlovechallengeday8
Until I had a look and decided that it was just too big, and I didn’t have enough yarn to make something so oversized….
…taking me back to the beginning….
I started again, and this time, the sizing seemed better.
And although I wouldn’t have finished in time anyway, I have properly run out of yarn and have stalled again! Ugh.
I am loosing the battle of wills between this sweater and myself at the moment, but I live to fight again…
Instagram is a great tool for seeing the progress of your knitting!
How do you deal with reluctant knits?
I hope you are having better knitting mojo than me…