Monday, March 20, 2006

Am I on Candid Camera?


FeltedBagAlmostDone
Originally uploaded by yogagardengirl32.
Once again, I have a "Yarn Problem".....very similar to the "Noro Kuryeon Scandal" of 2005.

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?

2 comments:

Heather said...

I've done some test knitting for them and I can say I hate that yarn. Felting it nearly ruined my washing machine (and a fellow tester). And their patterns leave alot to be desired as far as accuracy.

YogaGardenGirl said...

Wow, you really hate the yarn? I agree that the felting, although it came out nice, did leave a lot of fiber behind in my washing machine. Thanks for the comment!