16.10.08

you know what's insane?

Knitting a light worsted yarn on US size 0 needles for a colorwork project - that's insane. Originally, I was going to knit Minty a pair of Gotland Island Mittens from Folk Mittens using some Malabrigo Silky Merino. Since NYC never gets that cold in the winter (well, compared to New England, at least), I figured the yarn would be perfect for some light yet warm mittens. Hah! Light mittens my ass! At this gauge the yarn knit up into a super-dense impenetrable fabric, and honestly, it hurt my fingers to knit. Now, I am not sure if I am going to finish these. I think I'm gonna frog 'em and use the yarn for something else because after stuffing teeny-tiny softie parts all day, the strain of knitting this is really too much for my wrists and fingers.

6 comments:

nova said...

I am a big fan of frogging things these days. Just do it and save yourself the heartache...worsted on 0's? That is INSANE!

Siew said...

Oh but its so pretty?! I'm too lazy/stubborn to frog.

Mintyfresh said...

wow, so pretty! but yes, insane, and going to make you angry, i think.

whitknits said...

Oh, wow...so pretty! But probably not worth the pain, yeah.

Elinor said...

so many of the mitts in that book use worsted on 0s but i'll tell you that *I* think it's worth the pain - you just can't knit them in one sitting.

Dina said...

Well, If I had the time I'd knit a bullet proof vest out of that gauge/weight. But gorgeous nonetheless.