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April 13, 2004

An Offering to the Yarn Gods

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Smooch is underway!

Before I started, I read through the posts of other knit-bloggers who made Smooch last summer, hoping to avoid the initial confusion over the way the pattern was written. Little did I know that such confusion and ripping is a penance that must be paid to The Yarn Gods in order to attain a completed Smooch. You cannot avoid paying your penance, and thus, I could not avoid the confusion and the ripping.

In fact, the tiny little bit of Smooch you see in the picture was not long for this world -- it was ripped. However, I'm now happy to report that all of my ripping and restarting eventually satisfied The Yarn Gods, and I've completed both the picot edging the the lace-y Vs.

I'm loving the color of the Silk Cotton Aran so far, but I have some reservations about the "stiffness". Hopefully it won't affect the drape of the tank. I should be able to tell when I make some progress, but it will have to wait a couple days while I rest these old bones. Between battling Smooch, knitting diligently on a very heavy project all weekend, and several weeks of computer-intensive tasks at work my wrists and hands (and even one of my elbows!) are killing me!

Posted by shannon at April 13, 2004 1:44 PM | For related posts: For Me!, Smooches!

Comments

Oooh, I'd forgotten how much I love that Smooch pattern! The little picot edge is so pretty. Too bad that it had to be ripped, but I know what you mean about requisite ripping. Seems like the yarn gods require some ripping for every project. Glad smooch is going along smoothly now. That color is great too! Looking forward to seeing it in person.

Posted by: alison at April 13, 2004 2:58 PM