So I'm tootling away, knitting up my skirt, it's growing quite quickly, waistband done....
...but hey, hang on a minute, it looks enormous! I followed the advice for sizing the pattern but there's no way my hips are that big!
So, nothing else for it, rip it out and start again!!!
That means starting everything, including the provisional cast on.
How frustrating and bothersome. I find the best thing to do in these situations is to get it started, so that it's up and running again, but then to put it down, put it to one side and distract yourself with something new.
I gathered together all the oddments of aran weight yarn I could find in my stash. I don't knit that often with the heavier weight yarns but I seem to have acquired a substantial collection of bits and pieces.
And I'm now crocheting a huge, warm, cosy, wrap-around, shawl - using as much of this yarn as I can.
I'm following a pattern called Lagniappe Shawl, it's free on Ravelry.
I'm loving it already. There's plenty of variety in the stitches and I may add some variations of my own.
So, now I'm feeling a lot less frustrated and bothered. I'm no longer angry with the skirt - it's not the skirt's fault. I can happily return to knitting it, knowing I have my crochet shawl to look forward to working on. Once again, I'm at peace with my knitting and crocheting!