Tuesday, 17 May 2011

A Lesson...

In perseverance.

JitterBug- Wasabi Squeeze

I have cast this cowl on 5 times & frogged it 4. That is over a thousand stitches that I have cast on. In hindsight I am amazed that I kept my cool rather than throwing it up against a wall, but I am very glad I persevered.

Herringbone Cowl

As it turns out, that pattern isn't hard, (although quite hard to fix if you make an error, hence the frogging), but it is very slow going. I am completely smitten with the wool which I have loved since a friend used it & I think it is a perfect match for this pattern.


Herringbone Cowl

Loving all those teeny tiny fishbones.

23 comments:

Tania said...

I cast off a Honey Cowl approximately seven minutes ago and two minutes later decided the Herringbone was next. SNAP!

PS. SO impressed over the mouse heroics.

Astrid said...

This looks amazing! I've never seen fishbone stitches before, but can't wait to try it. Gorgeous colour of yarn, too.

Leila said...

Now I want to make one too! Not because of all of the frogging but because it's so pretty. I love herringbone stitches. Maybe I have some yarn just lying around dying to be made into a cowl. . .

One Flew Over said...

Still yet to learn that lesson ;)

Loving this cowl and it looks fantastic in the wasabi x

gret said...

Gorgeous yarn and colour, lovely.

bec said...

Ooh, it's gorgeous! I wouldn't have the patience for that!

Sue said...

Oh my what a pretty pattern and I LOVE the color! Might have to try knitting that one as the Melbourne winter hits us this week and it has been very cold - a cowl would be much better than a scarf!

vancybec said...

oh. my. god. i cannot believe that you are so new to knitting - look at all the amazing things you are getting off the sticks...my only wish...well two wishes actually - that i could naturally take to knitting just like you...and that i could buy myself a herringbone cowl in the EXACT shade you have selected!! genius...absolute genius!

Frances said...

Those fishbone stitches have intrigued me! Your yarn and knitting is beautiful.

I clicked over to see the source of the pattern, and now will have to go visit the folks at Purl, not too far away from where I work.

Thank you, and happy knitting!

Kirsty said...

Just so glorious. Good on you for keeping on.

Andi said...

Stunning colour!!
xx

Amanda said...

Bless your patience..I would have given up but seriously it looks beyond worth the wait...I love this stitch and that wool..wow I need some...

Corrie said...

what a pretty stitch and yarn that is! love it! must go and make it a favourite in ravelry! I know the heartbreak of the ripping out and starting again!

it's going to be stunning
Corrie:)

The above fore-mentioned. said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! That is amazing! I love the herringbone pattern - but 1000 stitches, you are brave!

Mange said...

I redid a seed stitch cowl 4 or 5 times and i was making the pattern up as i went along, its frustrating but worth it.

I sent a herringbone cowl pattern to my mum on the weekend asking if she could explain it to me, you've inspired me to actually try it!

LOVE your yarn as well, what is it? It would be perfect for something else I want to try...

Marthaamay O_o said...

I just want to touch it!

Kenoshia said...

It's a very pretty pattern. I hope you make it all the way through!

Trula said...

This looks amazing (and also too complicated for my knitting skills). Maybe someday... if I persevere like you. Lovely blog btw. It's my first time visiting and I couldn't stop browsing.

Meg said...

gorgeous! i'm going to have to try that stitch on something!

goatldi said...

awesome. great patience! when i was sewing and something went off i would simply often times place it in a drawer and shut it. this does not work with knitting. knitting keeps knocking on the drawer until one lets it out and goes round again.

Jenny Wolfrom said...

I did the same thing with the same pattern, except I gave up. I'm a fairly competent knitter and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. You've motivated me to try again, though. I will figure it out!

Jenny Wolfrom said...

I did the same thing with the same pattern, except I gave up. I'm a fairly competent knitter and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. You've motivated me to try again, though. I will figure it out!

Heidi said...

This is a gorgeous stitch, and I can't wait to try it!

I posted a link to it on my blog's ode to everything chevron/herringbone today.

http://oliveobserver.blogspot.com/2011/11/mondaymust-crazy-for-chevron.html