I feel like most of 2013 has been a big knitting failure.
That's not fair. 2013 is only 22 days old, so calling it a big knitting failure already seems harsh.
So I'll start again: 2013 has been a bit of a failure on the knitting front.
I frogged a sock yesterday. I had made it past the heel but they were going to be horrible, baggy, fall-down kind of socks. Despite knitting a gauge swatch I have discovered that I am more of a "sock pattern" kind of girl than a "sock recipe" kind of girl. My humblest of apologies, Yarn Harlot.
I spent a week working on a surprise gift of a shawl for a friend. It was serving two purposes: making a pretty gift for someone special, and finishing up some bright pink sock yarn out of my yarn stash. Twenty rows left in the project, I run out of yarn and have to buy more. (Boooooooo Hiss.) I'm sure that there's a way to avoid that kind of thing but I haven't discovered it yet.
I'm itching to start a sweater for my husband, but I want to finish my own spring cotton sweater first, and frog another sweater. Yes, I'm frogging Ditto. It's been almost a year and a half since I got frustrated and stuffed it in a bag. I aim a mix of hopeful words and four-letter words at it from time to time, but it hasn't seen the light of day and I think frogging it will bring peace and relief. Plus, I can soak and re-hank the yarn and have the yarn all over again for a different sweater! I'm looking for the silver lining, people.
Well, here's a bright spot: the 2013 dates for the Webs Tent Sale have been announced! And I've already started making my list of projects to shop for in May. Priorities, right?
I really need a knitting win though. Something substantial.