Successes and Fails, or Starts and Stops


I’ve started my log cabin shawl.  Ohhhh, it is so fun to change

colors with the Paintbox Koigu.  I hope to knit quite a bit more


I thought I’d give you a list of patterns that I have, mostly , in my Ravelry

collection.  These are patterns that I was originally crazy about, but the just didn’t speak to me, after I cast on!

0-4.jpeg(Zach’s rainbow capture yesterday)

Here we go:

Cuffed Dolman Shrug.  I think I got one sleeve done and realized, it wasn’t going to be my cup of tea.  It was too losey goose.

Stolen Moments by Amy Swenson

Reyna (Can I just say I loved everyone else’ s Reyna and wished I could stick

with it. ? ??)

The one row Handspun scarf.  That thing is gorgeous but I think even that simple lace got to me.  I may have to give it another go some day.

Numilntu Shawl: Oh how I wish I  could have made this.  I have several pages of notes on this, so I know I got aways into it.  I think I got tired of counting.

Mini Mania Scarf….such a cool pattern…sigh…..but we didn’t get along.

Axel pullover….I’m not crossing you off forever….

The Flame Out Shawl……Why did I think I’d want a shawl that would not be for

keeping me warm?  Too many dropped stitches incorporated.

and Sandy Beach failed to keep my interest too.

I know so many of you have done Find your Fade…..but it doesnt speak to me either.

Do you have a list of patterns that didn’t go you way?

Happy 4th of July Eve.  May your neighbors be kind and your pets be calm!



Author: compassionknit

I've moved from to on Nov. 7 2016. It is still me! glad you found me

12 thoughts on “Successes and Fails, or Starts and Stops”

  1. I have found wonderful crochet shawl patterns on Ravelry – what a great place for sharing patterns and yarns. I love the Sunday Shawl and am working on my 2nd one, although I have had to put it aside to make two DUNE blankets by Lucy at Attic24 blog. I’m making them for my two GDs.

    -:¦:-·:*'””*:·.-:¦:-·* HAPPY 4th of JULY! *·-:¦:-·:*””’*:·-:¦:-

    ((hugs)), Teresa 🙂


  2. My list of didn’t go my way patterns is longer than the ones that did:) But still I cast on something new over and over! Reyna is a great pattern but getting the rhythm of it didn’t come easy. I think I started over 3 or 4 times.
    Do you find that some patterns just immediately make sense and others don’t? I do so I often knit multiple patterns from designers who seem to write for the way my brain works.


  3. I’m looking for a nice shawl pattern to make as a gift. But I hate working with fingering weight yarn.
    Happy Independence Day! Fingers crossed that our pets stay calm.


  4. btw I would be commenting on many more of your wonderful posts but there is a timer on them and ‘comments are closed’ and I cannot comment. Just know that I read each and every post!!


  5. I ripped out a starting shawl four times because I didn’t like the way it was looking, sigh. However, I’m doing great now with new yarn! Your log cabin shawl reminds me of my 10 stitch blanket that I loved knitting!


  6. I am with you on the Find Your Fade shawl. I just on’t want to knit that blanket! Yet I love all the ones I see.

    On the other hand, I adore Reyna and have knit a few of them, and have yarn fro another, so I have to disagree with you on that one. Most of the others I haven’t heard of, so will have to go check them out.

    This weekend should be awful – 4 days of fireworks going off everywhere! I love to watch the municipal ones, but then I am done. Poor dogs, poor PTSD vets – there is no escaping the noise.


  7. I often have that problem when I think I’ve found the perfect pattern and yarn, then I go to cast on and it’s just not happening!


  8. We are glad that our legislators decided to make it illegal to light off fireworks within so many days before or after July 4, and there are time of day regulations too. The place doesn’t seem like a war zone this year, but the next few days ought to be noisy!


  9. I loved the look of the Ashton Shawlette. I made it up to the last section several times and just couldn’t get the hang of the last part. Then I realized I don’t WEAR shawls so why was I putting so much EFFORT into it.

    On the other hand, I have “mis-bought” sock yarn that turned out to be not so good for socks. So, there will probably be shawls in my future. They make good gifts.


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