Thursday, November 29, 2007

trinity stitch

I just started another hat, for another sister. It's a slouchy beret, using the trinity/popcorn/blackberry stitch. I love the way the hat looks, but I had no idea I would hate the trinity stitch so much. It makes me feel like I just learned how to knit. I do not have the dexterity to k1,p1,k1 into the same stitch without being VERY deliberate about it. The other part of the problem could be my yarn choice. Lopi. I like the rugged, wooly look of it, but purling three together with this stuff really brings out its scratchy, unforgiving qualities. I feel like I'm working against this yarn rather than with it. Anyway. I hope the finished result will be worth the headache (handache, wristache, elbowache...) because I'm going to power through. I'm on a roll with the Christmas gifts and I don't want to change horses midstream!

(That is the saying, right?)


Anonymous melissa said...

oh, i feel your pain. i started knitting a hat using the trinity stitch last year and just gave up.
it looks great, but at the time, it just didn't seem to be worth all that effort.

i hope you're able to power through!

by the way, i just LOOOVE the earrings i bought from you! thanks!

7:40 PM  
Blogger tentenknits said...

You can do it! I found the P3 tog that was the most frustrating... but it's soo pretty when it's done!

8:13 PM  
Blogger elizabeth marley said...

There's a movie called Wag The Dog in which the President's re-election campaign slogan is "Don't change horses mid-stream." It's hilarious.

10:39 PM  
Blogger Oliver said...

Good luck with the hat - your progress so far looks great. I just got back from iceland and spent way too much money on yarn and knitwear. Had to ship some of it back since it all wouldn't fit in the suitcase.

3:47 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

that is a hard stitch! especially with rugged yarn. the look when you are finished will be amazing though!! at least it's only a hat and not a larger item!

9:33 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

It's looking great so far. It does sound like it's a tough one to work with. Good luck!

9:48 AM  
Blogger carrie said...

lovely stitch -- looks tricky! i'm blown away by all of your christmas knitting. that beret is so adorable.

8:48 AM  

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