Good Day Lovely People,
Today’s simplistic outfit was chosen to showcase my new Freia Shawl. This Freia Shawl was 10 months in the crafting. In December 2016, I visited Loop Yarn promising myself to only buy what I needed. Yet, a ball of Freia yarn began to call my name and once my eyes looked on it I knew she was coming home with me. The price of $38 per skein didn’t deter me, I have learned to spend money on quality yarn, and it came with a free pattern. I was Sold!
I knitted through the pattern in six days never realizing my stockinette stitches were twisted and the edging was done in the wrong side. Only once the project was complete could I see all its flaws.
The Dilemma: Do I take the project apart and start all over, or do I just wear it knowing it’s riddled with mistakes? Discouraged, I placed the project on the side of my sofa, and contemplated what to do next. See, I am a non-traditional/neophyte knitter so pulling a project apart to start over is a foreign concept for me. There had to be a way of fixing it without starting all over.
On September 7, 2017, rather than unraveling the whole project I began knitting the shawl from the opposite side; this method would slowly pull apart all my mistakes and I could visually see what I did wrong.
Sidenote: This time I practiced the pattern on less expensive yarn before using the merino wool. This allowed me to tweak the pattern to fit my personal style.
10 days and two skeins later… I present to you my version of the Freia Shawl Ball in Blue Voilet and Mint Julep.