Monday, July 16, 2018

World Cup Curse

Four years ago I started a World Cup project that was a total disaster. As soon as the final game was over I ripped it all out. It was all I could do yesterday not to rip this one out too. 

My first gripe is with the yarn. Not only is it a terrible, drab color (my fault for picking it) but look at the little "eyelashes". I have them all over the thing because they just tie the individual ply whenever they run out I guess. I have no idea how to weave in anything this tiny.

It's four strands of unplied cotton and it's a real pain in the neck to work with. Some people love this stuff. I have no idea why.

 If the yarn wasn't bad enough my knitting has been even worse. It's a simple pattern but I goofed it up by not paying attention and then trying to fudge it. My yarnovers are supposed to match up. Mine are all over the place. Ugh. You can't rip this stuff out so I'm stuck with it. Being cotton you can't block it either so it is what it is and it's pretty darn awful.

Having said all that, I am going on to the bitter end. I will see this thing through and hope to have it done by the next World Cup. Maybe.

 I am going to miss having 90 minute knitting breaks during the day.

 And I am going to need a new hat. Vive Les Bleus!!!!


  1. I feel your pain. I think it looks great but I have worked with cotton that was similar and I do understand your frustration.

  2. It does look like a pain to knit with, I'm sorry! I will say that when you are wearing the shawl, it will not show that the yo's don't line up perfectly....

  3. Oh man I'd cave into that splitty yarn. Be Gone! You are a wonder to carry on. SOmething must be telling you to do so.

  4. I don't like knitting with stranded (unplied) yarn. I was gifted two skeins of unplied cashmere and paid someone to ply them for me. I don't understand why companies even sell unplied yarn.

  5. Sometimes the finished project is better than it looks in the process.
    I didn't know that was called unplied yarn. I can imagine I'd struggle with it!