Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Cables....I Haven't Given Up Yet

Key word here being...YET.

I frogged the first cable attempt...just wasn't happy with it. This is my second go at it. I'm surprised that I've made it this far since I am constantly resisting the urge to frog again. So, any of you more experienced knitters out there who might have the urge to give advice or tips....I am now begging for them. It just doesn't look right to me. (Not that I really know what it should look like...lol) I'm sure some of you have learned some tricks over the years for cables and my poor aching brain would love to hear em! I'm pretty sure there is at least one mistake so far...I think I knit one row too many before a cable row but I can force myself to overlook that if all else goes okay. It will probably end up as a gift to a non-knitting soul who will never know the difference. SShhhh....it's our secret. I won't tell if you don't.

I cannot explain the color combination...I just like these two colors together. Maybe because they're so bright and cheerful. (If you saw the previous post, you'll see that I need bright and cheerful anywhere I can get it. The weather around here stinks lately.) I think I am getting more control over the tension since I don't see the ladder effect as bad around my cable. This was driving me insane. And I just can't be a loose knitter...tried it...not happening. You can't teach an old dog new tricks. Or maybe it's really cause I'm just so dang stubborn. I've retired the cable knitting for the night....maybe tomorrow I will be able to resume without pulling my hair out. I may even find a hint or two from some friends...hint, hint.

1 comment:

amy-lynne......... said...

dont frog it...... give it to frog...... i really like the colors and your doing great. i hope to get there one day..... lol :Þ