Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Listen To That Inner Knitting Voice

I need to take my own advice!

The last time you saw my Hitchhiker, it looked like this:
I knew it was awful. I knew it. But I didn't want to "waste" all that knitting time, so I told myself that it would look fine when it was twisted around my neck. Still, a little voice in the back of my mind told me that I was lying.

Finally, I could no longer ignore that little voice and I ripped out the entire thing. Then I did what I should have done a long time ago. Instead of having big blocks of colors, I striped the sections, knitting two rows with one color and then switching to the other.
Much better, don't you think? It is still kind of random, but in a fun way. 

17 comments:

  1. Yes, definitely much, much better.

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  2. Yep. MUCH better. Blending softens the random change of colors.

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  3. Much nicer and I bet it's more fun to knit that way. Mine has gotten a tad boring now that I'm into the 30 teeth range.

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  4. Oh my! That is much better! I would never have thought of that! Genius idea!

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  5. Yes, it's more appealing, and you will enjoy wearing it more with the subtle striping.

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  6. Wow-- what a difference! I really like how it changed things up. That's a trick that I never would have thought of--I'll definitely have to tuck that one away for future reference.

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  7. It does looks better! The eyes of a knitter! Beautiful work!

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  8. I like the striping better, it adds just the right amount of subtlety to it, without dulling the colours!

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  9. It IS much better! You will never regret ripping-and-restarting! XO

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  10. So much better! I never would have thought of doing that- a good trick to know.

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  11. Perspective is everything, isn't it?!

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  12. I think you made the right decision, it is gorgeous.

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  13. I love the look of the new shawl and you'll be happier wearing it which is worth taking it apart and starting over. Have a great weekend!

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  14. I thought it looked nice, but I hear you about the inner voice. I ignore mine all the time and wish I would listen sooner.

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  15. Oh that inner voice. Like Karen I ignore mine all too often and end up doing some reknitting. I like both versions but you are the boss of your knitting. Knit on!

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