"C'mon Jorthy!" she told herself sternly."Feel the fear and do it anyway!"
But this was beyond your average, garden-variety of fear. This involved hours and hours and hours of knitting and - gasp! - deliberately dropped stitches. Despite the pep talk, Jorth wasn't sure she could do it. What if the whole thing unravalled and all those hours of work turned into nothing but a loopy pile of yarn on the floor? Or even worse, what if the Knits Protection people caught wind of what she was up to, and incarcerated her into the Home For People Who Perpetrate Deliberate Acts of Cruelty Unto Innocent Knits?
Not for the first time she glared at the cover of the magazine and muttered "Curse you, Vogue Knitting and your devilishly tempting knits that lead a good crafter like myself into all sorts of strife. If this fails I am going on the biggest meanest Ravelry rant ever!"
She squeezed her eyes shut tightly, bracing herself for the dropped stitch moment, and then thought better of it when she realised that that particular tactic would only end in disaster. Eyes open once more, she let off a nervous fart or two, then dropped the stitches just as the pattern instructed her to, feeling like she had been ordered to march off an alarming high cliff.
by Jiminy Cricket - it bloody well worked!
Pattern: #14 - Drop Stitch Scarf from Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2012
Yarn: 4 balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK in 18010 (from stash - woohoo!)
I must say, I'm pretty happy with this fancypants scarf! And once I got over the sheer terror of it all, dropping stitches was FUN!