Bennan has a habit of stealing my knitting when I'm not looking. Thankfully, he has not torn anything up although our living room pillows all have teeth marks. I guess those balls of yarn are too enticing. Who can blame him - I'd run off with them too if they weren't mine already. Anyway, the knitting time has suffered lately since I have to keep an eagle eye on the little yarn thief who manages to look oh-so innocent even when feigning sleep. Dastardly dog.
Here's my latest project:
The Minimalist Cardigan by Ruthie Nussbaum printed in Interweave Knits Fall 2007.
I originally started it with Brooks Farm Four Play in a really rich peacock blue that I got a few years ago at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. I thought I had just enough but alas, no. When I got halfway up the back, I realized that I was going to have to make it a short sleeved cardi or scrap it all together. I thought about scavenging for more yarn but Brooks Farm is a small private yarn producer and the odds of finding the same color in the same dye lot were too daunting.
So I decided to frog it (knitting term for ripping back; get it? It's called frogging because you rip it, rip it). And start over with a new yarn - one that I had plenty of. Normally frogging this much knitting gives me heartburn. All those hours! But this time I didn't really mind. Maybe this yarn was just not destined for this project. Maybe I'm developing a more process-oriented approach to knitting. Maybe I'm mellowing with advancing age. But whatever, I've started over. La-di-dah.
Meanwhile, Bennan has found more interesting things to chew.