Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Why do I do this to myself?


I don't think I told you all yet but I threw aside the Medieval Tapestry. It was ugly, it didn't fit, I was running out of yarn for borders (ok, Virtual Yarns did send me more and that was really nice of them) and in general I hated the sweater. So, I went with option 2 and started Celtic from Rowan magazine 40.

I started it and then started it over and then started again. I must have done this literally 15 times. I did check for errata on the Rowan website and there was none for that sweater. I was determined to finish this sweater so I did a little search on the internet and found that a kind woman in Norway had the secret to the problem. It seems that someone had written to Rowan and the chart had errors. I thought it was pretty horrible that they knew about the problems and did't post it so I wrote to them again reminding them that maybe they should.

Please email me if you are going to do this sweater because there are little tricks that you also will need to know. For instance how to increase 2 purlwise so that it doesn't look ugly.


Tanya said...

Deep breath and try to not hurt people, J. And if you develop an eye twitch working on this, do NOT poke it with your needles. Trust me, it doesn't help.

What is the lovely yarn you are using for Celtic?

Janis said...

I am using the lovely Rowan Kid Classic and also Felted tweed. I am a pro. No needles in eyes!

Romi said...

That is totally beautiful! I can't wait to see it! :)