Is It A New Project Or A Restart?
Back in January of 2012, I started knitting Horai. I used the wrong cast on, I couldn't get a handle on the stitch pattern (counting to four is not as easy as it sounds), and I hated my needle selections. The yarn was Shibui Knits Silk Cloud in Fjord, a gorgeous, dark blue green color and you knit it double stranded. Yes, you read that right - double stranded, fine and fluffy. My metal needles were too heavy and would drop right out of the stitches if I wasn't careful, my bamboo needles were way too blunt to work the Horai Stitch, and my wooden needles (the Knit Picks) were too dark to see the yarn easily and the taper of the tip didn't work well for the Horai Stitch either. All of the issues I was having meant I stopped knitting it, frogged the yarn (yes, I frogged mohair, do I get a medal?) and put it away until I got better needles.