I hope everyone had a good holiday weekend. Ours was fun, and I'll share pictures and details soon. But today is Unraveled Wednesday, and I wanted to participate, because I have a major UGH to share, as well as a new book.
While on our trip, I started the Strawberry Field socks with some yarn I had wound on my swift and winder before we left. For once, I had no issues with the skein of yarn giving me trouble (no tangles, etc.), and there were no indications while winding that anything out of the ordinary was happening. The pattern is tricky at first, and I had to rip back a couple of times, but I finally "got" it and knitted happily, pleased with how they were looking. Yesterday afternoon, I sat down to work on them, and since I needed more yarn to work with, I gave it a slight tug. It exploded.
I spent a bit more than an hour trying to salvage things, and ended up with the small ball of yarn at the top. I was so upset and frustrated, working to get just that, I think I may just scrap it all and start something else with other yarn. To say I'm disappointed is putting it mildly.
As for reading, I'm going to start this book today:
I thought it looked promising and figured it was worth a try. Let's hope I have better luck with this than I had with my sock ...