Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Scribble

Have I ever introduced you to Scribble (from here)? Probably not because I've been knitting the damn thing for years and am so sick of it. I'm using smaller needles than the pattern says (because I didn't have any bigger dpn's at the time ) - really a big circular needle that is super-springy. Stitches keep falling off and who knows if they'll ever be found again!

The yarn is gorgeous (Hipknits cashmere - aran and cobweb weight) and whilst I adore the aran, the cobweb is just too darn fine for me. I like knitting that I can do without looking at it all the time, so I can watch telly, but do that and all of a sudden you've knitted 4 stitches together, 5 have jumped off the needle and you've not even realised.


But I am now so heartily sick of seeing this lying around that I thought I ought to ask your advice. Is it long enough? Can I stop knitting it now? Please? When I block it, will it shrink lengthwise but expand widthwise? I really do hate this pattern, but strangely enough, I love the finished product. At least I will love it when it's done.

8 comments:

trashalou said...

It is definitely long enough. But do you have to block and gain width? I quite like it as is. (of course it is all about me;-)

Merry Mog said...

Agree with trashalou except for the brackets! What a dilemma for you. What is your gut feeling?

Working Mom Knits said...

I'd say, if you feel gorgeous when you wear it, it is long enough!

ps: it is gorgeous : ) I have one languishing in the ufo pile too - maybe I should dig 'r up and git'r done!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Things like that just scare me! It looks so difficult! Good luck!

wonderwoman said...

that looks amazing and absolutely gorgeous - i'd say quit while you're ahead - you can't mess with perfection!!

xx

warrenincolne said...

Here's a plan: leave the needles in it, pop it in a JiffyBag and post it to one of your blog-friends (not me, obviously, 'cos blokes don't knit).

After a few months doing the rounds, it should arrive home finished!

Lesley said...

Please don't take Warren up on his suggestion.....I'd be far too scared to try knitting it!

It looks gorgeous as it is and I agree with Trashy about the blocking thing (and the bit in brackets ;-) ).

xxx

monkee maker said...

Have you stopped yet? I too think it looks fab as it is, but of course we'll have to see it modelled before we can all really decide.

.... go on then ....

;)