Day 7: What is your least favorite piece that you've knit?
Well, if I don't like picking favorites, I like picking least favorites even less! (g) And I'm just as bad at it as I am at choosing favorites, by the way...
The first thing that comes to mind is my second knitting project ever-- something I called a "Mini Dishcloth" that was just a tiny version of the "Grandmother's Favorite" pattern. I just wasn't happy with the results at all (to the point that I never bothered to take a photo of it). I'm sure that was due to my inexperience. After all, with a name like "Grandmother's Favorite", it's probably a decent pattern. ;o)
I was also disappointed in my attempt at a Calorimetry. It looked so nice in so many of the example photos, but I had problems with holes (past the button holes) forming in the knitting-- and then learned that they were just part of the pattern unless you did something differently... and I couldn't figure out how to do that to my satisfaction. I finally finished it, but I've never gotten around to sewing on a button (or sewing the two sides together). It was just a "meh" project, by the time I'd finished it. Such a shame! If I ever stitch it closed and wear it, maybe I'll decide I like it, after all. *shrug*
I was also a bit disappointed with the outcome of my first knitted hat-- Hurricane Party. It worked out okay-ish... except that when I started decreasing, my stitch definition/tension didn't look quite as nice as it did on the straight sides of the hat. I still haven't washed and blocked it, though, and that may be enough to fix it... (I do still love the color of the yarn, and if I could get the irregularities smoothed out, I'd love the hat, overall. Easy pattern with nice results.)
...Actually, I can think of at least one more knitting project that I could complain about (but I won't). Evidently I'm better at this grumping "least favorite" stuff than I thought! ;o)
There have been several crochet projects that gave me trouble in one way or another, but I don't think anything sticks out as a particular least favorite. But for the sake of the meme... I was (and still am) disappointed that my "Sand Dollar Doily" didn't lie flat. Also, my first-ever doily was a mess. I used variegated thread (very poor choice for that pattern) and turned my work after each round. (Heh. I knew so little about crocheting doilies back then! Or reading written patterns...) And yet, for all that, I still kept and use the thing in my bedroom-- though not in a prominent spot. It won't be winning any beauty contests, but it could have been worse:
Ugh, enough about least favorites. I'd rather not dwell on disappointments.