For a few years I’ve been doing test knits for designers. I’ve done over 30 test knits and usually enjoy them.
In July I accepted a test knit that I wasn’t going to be paid for. It was a travelling cable toe up sock. There were quite a few testers and I had until the end of July to complete it. I’ve struggled with directions as they are very complex and I’ve not been enjoying it. I put it down and explained to the designer that I was struggling, but would complete it as soon as I could.
I still haven’t finished it and am contemplating ripping it out and giving up. I just can’t do it. I feel a total failure as this is the first time I’ve not been able to complete a pattern.
What would you do? Would you grit your teeth and try to carry on, or would you rip it out and forget all about it?