I had to put a knitting project into the penalty box for being a bitch last week. I started the Adamas shawl actually a few years ago, right after I started knitting and finished up with the obligatory scarves of doom. It was actually my very first lace project (I'm nothing if not ambitious) and I really do like the pattern.
I first started it with a nice, dark purple yarn. Then the interchangable cable needles I was using decided to unscrew a bit while I was using them and the yarn BROKE about three quarters of the way through a pattern repeat. This occasioned a great deal of swearing though, of course, I did have a life line.
However, I had decided that I didn't like how the pattern was coming out in that yarn...it was too dark. So I started over in another yarn that worked much better and knit happily along. Till I made a bizarre screw up in one repeat and couldn't bear, after so much effort, to deal with ripping back to my last lifeline and picking up the stitches (is there any easy way of doing that? It's like torture when you have to) so I put it down.
Cue my renaissance faire trip when I mentioned I never did finish that shawl. I got guilt for it from my friend Rain since she'd known I'd started it ages ago. So when I got home I hunted it up and started in on it again. Note: picking up a lace pattern you haven't touched in years in the middle of a repeat? Takes awhile to figure out. But I figured I'd much better with lace now and I could work it faster and a friend just had a birthday and it would be great as a slightly late gift, right? So I finished that repeat finally and started in. Got through about three quarters of the next one. And the cable fell off the needle midway through a row and immediately three quarters of the stitches unravelled to the lifeline, making four hours of work go down the drain.
Yeah, the shawl is fucking fired :-P I think it's cursed.
I started a nice simple scarf instead. So there.