I’ve been feeling guilty from all the yarn hauling and the fact that I had no project in the works, whatsoever. So, I decided that I really, really need to work on something and here’s what I have so far.
Can I just say that after years and years of trying to knit, I still can’t knit to save my life. Just look at that stockinette. It makes me want to cry. My knitting skills are non-existent. Bow.
BTW, this photo was taken weeks ago. I have finished the 2nd panel (this red monstrosity here) last week and set it aside to do a project that does not make me weep for my skills.
So off we go to Project #2 which we will be calling as such from now on. Project #2 is from a Japanese pattern book and the patterns in the book calls for natural/organic fibers. I decided to use one of my abaca yarn balls for this. How more natural can you get? Haha.
My ball which used to look like the one above has a lot of problems. I couldn’t find the end in this one. I tried for hours and just ended up taking that whole outer ring out just so I can have an end. I also planned on doubling the yarn strand so I pulled the center part. I pulled out this little ball and cut it. There was no hope in finding the end from there without having the strands tangled up.
Working with DOUBLE STRANDS of abaca yarn is TOUGH. It’s rough on the hands and doesn’t slide easily so I had to pull really hard. The strands also twists like crazy and I alwasy end up having tangles that I have to straighten out after around 4 stitches. Ugh.
I actually finished the whole bottom part before hiding this thing with my yarns. The yarn is too tough to crochet with, I need full concentration with it. I also have to stop crocheting after each row to rest my hands.
Project #2, I will work with you again over the weekend when I’m not stressed because you stress me out.