Monday, March 20, 2006
Am I on Candid Camera?
Where does the yarn go? If you know, please tell me and relieve me of my misery.
I mean, (with hands on hips), when the pattern for a felted bag calls for 3 balls of worsted weight, varigated wool yarn (much like Karaoke or Kuryeon...those Killer K yarns!).....(index finger pointing), 3 skeins should be ENOUGH! Right? Am I right? Someone please agree with me.
As you can well imagine, this bag (now called the "Bastard Booga-Like Bag") used 4 skeins of Karaoke and I still need to knit:
-2 23" icord handles
-10 roses (with a cast on of 72 stitches)
-14 (yes, 14!) tabs for the handles
Can someone explain to me how only 3 skeins of yarn can make a bag with 40 double stranded garter stitch rows for the bottom and 68 (plus 6 garter rows) for the bag itself...plus all of the before-mentioned items?????
Needless to say, I am furious at Creative Knitting magazine and its designer and slightly peeved at my now-not-so-favorite yarn.
I feel like someone is going to jump out of one my 50+ kitchen cabinets and yell, "Surprise, You're on Candid Camera!" (while mumbling to someone nearby..."what a fool...thinking she could actually knit one of those things correctly this time!...amateur...")
Did I hear a noise?