Saturday, April 12, 2008

First Quarter Knitting Report for 2008' - 3 FO's, 1 Frogeroonie...

Good day all,

I don't have much to report in the finished objects department for the first quarter of 08'.

Let's see, I knitted a cardi for me. The DROPS headband for my daughter, and the shadow cable vest for me. Not a lot to brag about. I have a goal next quarter to knit up at least twice as much (I hope).






I could have had another cardigan/jacket had I planned better. You see, I have almost 1,000 yards of this very nice pink dk wool. I'd searched over and over for what to do with it. Should I shawl it, vest it, hat and scarf it, tank top it ? I came across the Aran Cycling Jacket (you know the one). The yardage specifications were compatible. It was knitting up so pretty too.

One day while knitting at work, a co-worker commented to me; "Ha, I didn't even know they made pink zippers that long !". This comment got me to wondering whether any of the shops in my small town even carry pink zippers, especially a lengthy one. I went to Hancock and JoAnn Fabrics. They carried only 7 and 9 inchers. They suggested I look on the web, they called their shops in Snellville and Duluth. Nothing, no lengthy zipper. Ugggggh !!!


I probably could have found a long (26" I think) pink zipper somewhere outside of this town, but I was so tired of calling and looking that I just ripped her apart.


So, I guess this could be considered an official frog. Though I didn't mess up my knitting, I still had to frog her.Oh well, on to bigger and better projects !!!

8 comments:

Camille said...

Ooooooh and it started out so soft and pretty.

Gale said...

Oh no! What a shame. For next time, though, check zipperstop.com. If you send them a little scrap of yarn they will even match the zipper for you.

Macoco said...

That is such a shame! I'm sorry to hear you had to frog it. :(

del said...

Oh no. And that pink is so pretty. Buttons wouldn't have worked?

Ava said...

Oh, how very frustrating! Thanks, Gale, for telling us about zipperstop.com. I'd never heard of them. I think you've done quite a lot for the first quarter, actually.

Chelette said...

Congrats.....I think you have accomplished alot for the first quarter.. wish I could say the same. Love the Vest.

Cat said...

It'll be interesting to see what you do with that pink yarn now !!!

Kat said...

It was sooo pretty......: ( Sorry to see it frogged. Congrats on your first quarter. Seems pretty productive to me.

Kat