What a difference a day makes, 24 little hours. Here was Eris yesterday:


And today:


Both Marguerite and I were not happy with the way Eris was turning out. So by mutual agreement, we frogged (or at least I frogged – haven’t seen proof of hers, but I know it’s coming). Although this was a truly ingenious project with the short row shaping, we just weren’t happy with the cables. Maybe it’s the yarn (we’re both using Peruvian Highland Wool) that just wasn’t right for the project, but we decided that we didn’t want to invest all that time on a project that we weren’t truly crazy about.

We cast about for another KAL project, and the plan now is for me to play catch up on FLAK. I swatched and this pattern fits the yarn so well. As cables go, it’s fairly simple, but looks very complex. And I’ve been wanting to do a top down Aran. Here’s my progress so far:


Still a long way to go before I catch up with her and don’t know how much knitting time I’ll get in this week. I really want to finish my one class by the end of April and then I’ll be free for the summer! I’m getting down the home stretch on my classes. If I really concentrate I can be done in four more semesters. That probably seems like forever, but when you’ve been going to school for almost 10 years, it’s no time at all!

This next Friday my husband and I are going over to the mainlaind to a place called Dinners Ready. The idea is that you order meals ahead of time and when you arrive, they have the kitchen set up for you to put your meals together into freezer-ready parcels. The theory is that then you have ready to go meals for those days when you’re too busy to cook. It’s a little pricey, but nowhere near as expensive as ordering out, which is what we tend to do when things get busy. It sounds kind of fun and their menus change every month. We need some variety – we have gotten into such a rut with cooking! And I’m hoping that once we’ve done it there we can come up with our own ideas to do at home.

7 thoughts on “

  1. Awwwh!!! I was really looking forward to your progress on Eris.

    I’m using Peruvian Highland Wool too. I really liked how my collar turned out, but I didn’t pick up the stitches on the short rows right, and I used a needle one size too big.

    I will finish mine one day, but I’m just not in the mood.

  2. My Eris is frogged and the yarn is packed away for now. Didn’t realize you wanted to see proof. Do I need to haul it back out and take a picture.

    Actually, now that I think about it, it’s much quicker to frog for a blog post than knit for a blog post. Maybe I will post the PHW balls formerly known as Eris. 🙂

  3. I’m sad you guys didn’t love Eris but life’s too short (and busy!) to knit something you’re not 100% about! Did yoiu ever contact the designer for any suggestions?

    Your FLAK will be even more stunning!

  4. Ut Oh. I chose Peruvian Highland for my Eris. What went wrong with it?

    Small World. I’ve been getting ready to try Dinner’s Ready (or a similar chain) as well. I do a lot of freezer cooking but I wanted to do a round there as well for some “nicer” stuff than my usual fare. Let me know how it goes.

  5. Uh oh. I am impressed that you could bag it though, instead of spending countless hours on a project you didn’t like. Do you think it was the yarn or the pattern? I have some of that wool in the stash but have never used it.

  6. oh, dear. But it can be a relief when it’s done, right? I am in a sweater dilemma right now, just trying to figure out the right sweater so I don’t have to do what you just did!

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