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I found some yellow wool and cotton mix yarn in my mothers unending yarn stash. Someone, my mother said it wasn’t her, had made something out of it before but decided to frog it again. It was a heap of unwound mess that took me half a day to untangle. (By the way, never fasten frogged yarn for washing with a rubber band. When the rubber ages it will deteriorate and amalgamate with the yarn. First yellow lesson!) I took inspiration from a vintage pattern with an asymmetric collar published in the January 1933 issue of Die Schachenmayrin (pdf provided on lovely¬†Tichiro’s website). I tried to be clever and knitted the body in he round because it’s quicker but was punished, of course! Unfortunately, and didn’t I know it?, in the round the eyelet pattern doesn’t knit up as smoothly as it does in rows, even after washing. Second yellow lesson! It’s not that obvious in the picture but in real life, and for me anyway, it’s too obvious not to be an annoyance. Otherwise, I think, I’ve done a good job, even though I’m saying it myself. So, here I am, what do I do? Do I try to be strong and ignore it? Can my ignorance be stronger than my perfectionism? Or do I please my perfectionism and knit the jumper again with some other yarn and leave this to be frogged again at some point? You may think what a waste of time and effort to make a another jumper but as my mother used to say to me: Why do you ask me what you should do, you’ve already made up your mind? So, new jumper it is.

For all people who, like me, have to get over a slight disappointment here a youtube video of¬†Dandash, I think I can safely say my favourite belly dancer, in rehearsal. She is great of course, those hip moves are to die for, but also, the drummer’s smiling face and the obvious fun he has never fail to cheer me up.


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