I've become one with the concept of "ripping is a part of knitting." I'm comfortable with my little "problem" of buying more yarn than one human would ever need or closets could ever store.
But I am not content with the fact that I still create projects that I ultimately hate.
Case in point. The "cute little felted purse." My first attempt failed miserably because I used non-felting wool. I didn't fret, I moved on. I bought new, felt-able wool and started again.
And this is what I wound up with (note: the color is not this bad in real life):
Unfelted. Not bad. Has potential.
Felted. Bad. I hate it.
What's with the handle? It's stupid. Too short. Too horsey. I know it's been said to "trust the pattern." So I did. Despite the fact that I knew the handle was too wide. But I "trusted the pattern" and thought all would solve itself in the felting process.
Lesson learned: Trust my instincts and adapt where necessary.
Valerie's "cute little felted purse" came out really cute. Mine? Not so cute. Time to cut off the handles, re-wash to blend in the cut marks, then replace the horsey, knitted handle with something else.
I'll keep you posted.