Sunday, April 27, 2014

Good Idea, Bad Idea

Life is about decisions. You either do stuff, or you don't. And sometimes it works out, and sometimes... well... it doesn't. And it's hard to know for sure which way things are going to go.

Good decision: Making these toasted coconut marshmallows. They are the fluffiest, tastiest, toastiest marshmallows I've ever had. I've been enjoying them all week, and there are still lots in the cupboard to treat myself to.

Bad decision: I thought I'd smoosh one between two cookies and melt it a bit in the microwave, s'mores-style. Kind of a mess. Tasty, but kind of a pain to clean up afterwards.

Good decision: Putting chocolate chips into the banana bread.

Bad decision: Putting chocolate chips in the banana bread. (Just kidding. There's still lots leftover, but man is it good.)

Good idea: Making a paella with local prawns and scallops.

Bad idea: Deleting the photos of it off my camera before I downloaded them to the computer. Sigh.

So, I'm making a pullover right now with two skeins of my hand dyed Blue Faced Leicester fingering weight yarn. So the questions are:

Was it a good idea to knit a pullover with such a skinny yarn? (It's taking forever.)

Was it a good idea to knit it with variegated yarn? (It's striping a lot.)

Was it a good idea to stop alternating between two balls of yarn? (It's striping even more now that I am knitting with just one, but it was getting really tight along the column of stitches where I was twisting the yarns.)

There's no way to know for sure until I finish it. The good news is that I tried it on, and so far, it's a perfect fit. I feel like I've gone too far with it to rip it out, so I'll have to decide if I like it once it's done. I have a few back up plans in my head if it looks too weird. One includes a pair of scissors and lots of sewing...

But we won't get into that right now.

So, I guess I'll give it another couple of weeks to decide if this thing is going to work out. Good idea? Stay tuned... But until then, I'll just keep playing the mantra below through my mind...


YarnKettle said...

Oh that sweater is lovely. No really lovely! I like how the stitch and coloring are working together. I think it is a good decision.

And those marshmallows look super tasty.

AdrieneJ said...

I'm liking it more as I go along, but every so often, I stop and look at it and wonder if I'm making myself into a wonky barber shop pole!

The marshmallows are TOO tasty! I'm glad I gave some away, otherwise I'd be in them all the time!