My last week was total disappointment. Do you remember my post about Haruni? Well, this is what came out:

about ripping off knitting

Yes – I ripped it. Why? Oh, I’ll tell you why.

I ordered myself more yarn. It was supposed to be same color, but I didn’t actually check my yarn labels. So, can you guess what came out? Yes – it was in different color.

yarn in wrong color

So, I took my labels and my Haruni – checked and rechecked – and ordered again. This time absolutely certain in my success. But no. NO!

knitting with wrong color

They sent me same color that I ordered last time. The wrong one. I’m sure they would replace it with there own cost (because it is a fantastic store), but I don’t want to knit with this yarn anymore. My next try of Haruni knitting will be with BLACK.

By the way, this was not the first time I knitted with this yarn.

First time – I knitted some lace shawl (can’t remember the name), but I didn’t like the combination of the pattern and the blue color. I ripped it.

Second time – I knitted this sweet baby sweater. Very cute sweater, but the pattern was so confusing that I couldn’t finish it. Yes – I ripped it.

And third time – my beautiful Haruni. I loved this pattern and I loved how it turned out. And dang it – I ran out of yarn plus this additional yarn trouble. So – I ripped it.

Now I think this blue yarn is my kryptonite and I plan to throw it out. Maybe even burn it. After my mishap with this lace shawl, nothing have worked. NOT ONE THING!

Last week when I waited my yarn to arrive, I crocheted baby sandals for my sister-in-law’s baby and these were too small. So I crocheted new sandals and these were too big. I tried to develop new pattern for lace shawl and it was just a big mess.

I’m angry, can you tell? OK, angry is too strong of the word. Frustrated. I’m frustrated from head to toe.

So, I’ll spend few days on my computer and focus on my Knitting planner (hopefully it will be ready for you by Wednesday) AND no needles and no darn blue yarn.


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2 thoughts on “Total disappointment

  • 4. July 2015 at 15:29

    I don’t usually leave replies…don’t know why, but just had to comment on the Drops pattern. All of their patterns are written in what I refer to as “printer’s shorthand”….the pattern “assumes a great deal”. The last time I tried to help someone on the forum Knitting Paradise, I spent a week “re-writing” the pattern….my husband ( a complete non-knitter, but a mathematical genius) helped me confirm my calculations and directions.

    My suggestion on their patterns (they have so many wonderful, free patterns) is to take the time to read it through and re-write the directions. If you are American, these are British patterns, so the entire concept is a little different…I have nothing at all against the patterns and I love British patterns, but I have to put them into terms I can understand. Highlight the size you are doing and go through the entire pattern and highlight ONLY those areas you want to use…but I am sure you already know this…just had to express my thoughts.

    Take care and know that you are not alone in this dilema..


    • 4. July 2015 at 15:46

      Thank you for taking time to comment, Dragonflylace. They have some very fine patterns indeed. Usually I have no trouble. I guess the reason was that I have never knitted this kind of sweaters and, you’re right, they do assume that you have… But success totally depends on me not the pattern designer – I just need to practice and learn more 🙂


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