You know I wasn't really fair yesterday in my letter to the RockStar Scarf. The truth is there really are two sides to every story. Unless you just happen to be dating Ted Bundy the likely-hood is that you did have a good time with your partner at some point and even learned a little something along the way. To this truth I owe the RockStar scarf an apology. I would actually recommend this to anyone just getting started out with knitting or changing yarns/colors.
This was the first pattern I wasn't afraid of. It was more of a Boy Band Scarf than a RockStar scarf, sexless and nonthreatening. I don't know why but I was afraid of patterns. They used to seem so intimidating. After RockStar though I'm able to look at a pattern and just see it for what it is, a pattern, a guide to lead me along the way. So thank you for that RockStar Scarf.
Some of the problems I had with RockStar stemmed from the fact we just weren't on the same page. The two main points that I had issue with had nothing to do with the pattern at all. *blush* I didn't like the way the yarn was being shown off in garter stitch. This yarn is fantastic and even switching over to a Stockinette stitch gave it more opportunity to shine and just be lovely. The garter stitch made it seem too crunched up. You couldn't see how soft and smooth the yarn or the colors were. The other thing, and this is kind of selfish on my part... I just couldn't see doing garter stitch for six feet or so. o.0 Especially since I wasn't pleased with how the yarn wasn't being shown to it's best advantage. The colors are unique and that's why I got it. The colors seduced me and I just felt I wasn't using the yarn the way I wanted it to be used. Throw in some crazy loopy mohair and you have a breakup waiting to happen.
The funny thing is how well the RockStar Scarf reminded me of all the times I dated musicians. Dating a Guitar Player is a bit like making this RockStar Scarf. You know what you're doing every night. Things don't really change. Whether you're sitting at home or a band practice waiting around listening to yet another version of Stairway to Heaven, Metallica's One or god forbid you are dating someone who thinks they are the next Angus Young. o.0 (Angus Young = AC/DC) Trust me it doesn't even matter what TYPE of music they play. I dated a Guy who played for a Bluegrass band. It's always the same damn thing.
You may not have to listen to Solo's so long you consider going on a killing spree or a dating a mime (same thing really... in the long run). But perhaps after the repetition of doing six feet of garter stitch you might consider that all that loud music in your youth did in fact cause you brain damage.
The truth is I was seeing more than the Cable Scarf. I've been playing around with other yarns and patterns just experimenting with technique. I wasn't ready to settle down for a long steady relationship.
That and the mere thought of doing three scarves at once kinda made my eyes pop out a bit. o.0
Once I became interested in Liesel it was all just denial and lies for me. I thought I could do three scarves at the same time, but I was just kidding myself. You could almost say Liesel seduced me. I was just an innocent little knitter and she swept me off my feet and now I hunger to get started with her. (Still need to run to my LY'S and get the yarn I want. She'll be my flight/travel project...)
In addition to that there is Wobbly Circles. How can I say no to such a fun, free spirited project? I can't. Plus it's not a scarf. I'd feel a bit odd knitting so many scarves in such warm weather. Perhaps if the season was different I'd frog Rock Star and start over with different materials.... Ah but if "what ifs" were puppies I'd have a messy yard.
So that is why I am parting ways with RockStar. I just need something different. I can't take another 40 minute free style guitar solo.
In unrelated new I'm happy to report my current and forevermore honey doesn't play any musical instruments. *L*