The first bad one is that I had to abandon my Taupe mini sweater. It was a total disaster in terms of sizing (too small) . And it was not well knitted ;I could see all the uneven stitches. So now it has turned into small hand wound balls, just as I have predicted. I don't know what to knit yet, maybe i'll just leave the yarn to rest for a while.
The second bad news is that I worked on the lacy edge for the front of the peacock cardi and it did not fit well. I mended it all around but it didn'tt fit properly as you can see from the back collar area. I have to redo it but before that, all this work deserves a picture.
That's a lot to undo(more than 400 sts), it was a two days work. My mistake was that I blocked the back and the front sides; however, didn't block the swatch for the lace edge. And this caused it to be too long.
I couldn't frog the lace edge, somehow, after blocking it with the iron , the stitches got a bit felted. Get the picture?
Wait don't click me away! I still have the good news . I worked again on the edge and this time it fitted better. The picture below shows an accurate color of my cardi. Overall, I am satisfied with it except with the back of the collar. I still think that I didn't need to follow the pattern as it calls for increases in this area giving a bulky look. But not so unhappy that would make me knit it again...( Just ignore the white halos. I know, I shouldn't have a so white cami underneath. It was late and I really wanted to be able to post this soon!) :D
In fact, I already worn it twice this past week and was even useful for me to buy the buttons for the cardi. There was no need to pack the cardi with me. It was so handy just to use the scarf to match for the size and color of the buttons. Indeed, a great solution from a knitter! ;) (ah..two days of knitting saved)