Where I prove that I really am crazy
I'm going to frog it.
Yep, that's right. I'm just not feeling the love with this project and it might have to do with the fiddlyness of the fronts or it might have to do with the fact that last night I figured out a much easier way to get basically the same design. Wanna hear my idea? (Disclaimer - this only works in my head. I haven't tried it in real life with yarn so if you give it a try you do so at your own risk.) OK, the pattern has you knit the front bands along with the fronts, which ordinarily would be a time saver right? Not in this case, because the single strand/double strand of the yarn and the small needle/big needle thing that's going on really slow you down. It would have been faster to just knit the fronts, then go back and add front bands. So, I figured out, I should have just knit the front sections, attached them to the back and then gone back and picked up for the collar band all the way around. I've already eliminated the Kitchenering part of the collar and if I work the collar band in doubled yarn with the bigger needles and pick up three stitches for every 4 along the fronts and one for one along the back neck, with the change in gauge, it should naturally add enough fullness for the collar to roll properly without any other shaping on my part. Did you get that? Do you see how simple this design could have been rather than being written as a feat of needle skill and yarn untangling that it is?
I have no clue what I'll knit with the yarn. I might knit up what I just described, just to prove that it can be done, or I might find something else to do with it, but as soon as I finish up on the computer this morning, I'm going to frog this silly thing. Anyone know a good pattern with a gauge of 4 stitches per inch?