Quit Needling Me!

I have the perfect two balls of fingering yarn for a shawl: a deep green and a variegated light red/green mix. Together they will make the perfect accessory.

I wound the hanks into balls and then began looking for the perfect pattern. I thought the pattern would call to me and the second I saw it, I would know. Unfortunately the perfect pattern never came.

I would work on other projects, searching Pinterest and revelry in the night, still searching for that perfect pattern. Still it hid from me.

Finally, I decided I would make that shawl now! Now, now, now! I was sick of waiting. No more hide and seek! I spent a large part of yesterday looking and decided on the pattern. It called for a DK wait and was $6. It was well worth the splurge. I decided to go down to a size 6 needle to deal with the yarn difference.

The yarn and the pattern were not happy, they despised each other from the start. So, grumbling about my wonderful paid pattern, I went searching for something new. I found another pattern.

I decided to stick with the size 6 needles, even though the pattern called for size 5. I needed those for a collar for a project I need to finish today (it must be DONE today!) and I didn’t feel like looking for another pair. The yarn still could not get along with the pattern and needles.

I kept looking and looking into the evening hours, the yarn liked nothing I suggested. I was about ready to put them aside and work on something less picky.

Finally I decided to do a Cameo shawl. I made one in the past and I loved it. I didn’t necessarily want to make the same thing again but why not try it. For this, I decided on the size 5 needles as these are what I used last time. I can go searching in the yarn room for another pair for my other project. After all, I can’t be that lazy?!

Finally the yarn was happy. I found out it wasn’t the patterns it was against, but the size 6 needles. Next time, I will listen to the yarn better! (And not be so lazy when looking for needles!h


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