This is a no picture kinda day.
I sat last night and started the Men’s Vest from my Year of Projects list and found that I didn’t like how it was working up with the yarn. If you remember from previous blog posts, I had started the vest with a different yarn and didn’t like it then. I’m beginning to think that the problem isn’t the yarn – it’s the pattern. I start working it up and I really just don’t like it very much.
So then I got to thinking – I could find a replacement garment and do an even swap out. Well – that didn’t work out so well either. I went through my magazine and found nothing. I went through Ravelry and found a few things, but they were all knit. I went through my magazines again and found a nice crochet sweater, but I have to admit, I read through the pattern and it confused the crap outta me. I did start that one but the pattern was not working well with the yarn. I’d have to go buy more yarn and I really don’t want to do that.
And I’m brought back to the thought that the patterns I really liked on Rav were knit patterns.
Unfortunately – my knitting skills are extremely immature right now.
So what do I do? Take the project off the list completely? I know I don’t like the pattern I picked now that I’ve started it with different yarns…. and I cannot find a suitable crochet replacement…. and knitting a full sweater right now is kinda out of the question considering I seriously suck at knitting right now (good enough for small easy projects, not good enough to tackle a sweater and have it done by Christmas).
I’m looking for some advise – help help help!