4.9.08

froggy went a'courtin'

Subway Stripey Scarf before I frog it

Guys, I think I am done with this scarf. This is how much it has grown since I last blogged about it. See? It's barely gotten any longer. And that's my fault. I have neglected it. So many other fun projects going on! I think the truth is I just don't want to invest another second in it. No hate. No vitriol. Just one big "Meh!" Besides realizing the fact that I am more of a cowl person that a scarf person, I have also come to the conclusion that a) I don't have the attention span or project-dedication to do a long scarf anymore, and b) I am sooooooooo not into what the colors are doing here and would never actually wear this. Let me clarify: I love the colors, just not that weird almost ghost of an argyle pattern that's going on there. The reason that the Noro works so brilliantly with this specific pattern/scarf recipe is because it is a striping yarn, not a variegated yarn. Hence, it stripes beautifully. It doesn't pool or splotch or spread like icky oil slicks. I think I may try this scarf again, only using the Noro (Silk Garden, not Kureyon, since I find the Kureyon too scratchy) or a similar striping yarn. In the meanwhile, I'm frogging this atrocity and either throwing this yarn out the window or attempting socks with it yet again. Grrrrr!

6 comments:

grumperina said...

In your shoes, I would have destashed a long, long time ago. That yarn can't seem to make it work, you know??

whitknits said...

Awww, I actually love the weird argyle ghost in the midst of those brilliant colors. But if it's not doing it for you, then most definitely: rip away!

maryse said...

i love it too. (rule of thumb, if grumpy hates it, i seem to love it).

what about a chevron scarf? it won't go all argyle-y on you.

Mintyfresh said...

I think it's for the best.

tiennie said...

It just seems to glow! But you have to do what you want to do.

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Yes, hooray for the cowl--such a better neck garment in the end...