I’m 80% decided in favour of ripping out the Clapotis.
- I’m knitting it in a yarn I did not intend to use
- I don’t like the colour pooling in it
- I was using the weak sections of yarn, because I was short
- I was feeling I would have been happier knitting it a little narrower
- I’d rather have it in the intended yarn, which is now to hand
- If I re-knit it, I can make it narrower, which will please me, and also generate some spare yardage to make it longer, which will make me feel easier about the whole project.
- It’s a quick and easy knit so won’t take long to get back to the point I am already at
- The yarn can be recycled into multiple “My So Called Scarf” projects, or rather – multiple projects that include at least one practice run at My So Called. I want a My So Called, and I have the perfect yarn for it, that I really do not want to waste or spoil – so practise I will.
- I need the needles!
- I know without a doubt that I will complete a Clapotis project because I adore the heft and drape of the thing in the aran silk, but I’m not keen on all that sherbet orange, at all – if I complete the current Clapotis, I might never use it.
- I cannot have sufficient scarves and wraps, so long as I live in Orkney. It’s not feasible to overdo it.
- Yarn is never wasted.
So the plan is to cast on a So-called with the second skein of the orangey-purple stuff and see if I like the way that it is going. If I do, I’ll carry on. Then I’ll rip the Clapotis and cast it on again with the favoured shade at a slightly later date.
Sounds like a good plan, yes?
I have the day to myself today so I am going into a knit frenzy. I can fringe the Pine Cone Scarf in secret and put that to one side and feel good about placing a big tick on my WIPs. Then I’m going to finish my Hedera socks, before casting on the So-called.
First, though, I have to bake bread and clean the fridges out.