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Monday, 2 February 2009

its not easy, this knitting lark

I'd nearly finished the back rib when I noticed some major mistakes so had to pull it all out and start again. Now I've finished the rib and 2 rows of the beginning of the pattern and will have to work out and write down how the rest of it goes before I can complete the back - why don't patterns tell you row by row what to do, instead of a couple of cryptic lines about repeating a, most of b and miss out c? If I get stuck, I may just have to scan the pattern instructions and put them up here, for all you experts out there to interpret for me!

It snowed last night! There's a 2" blanket of snow everywhere and it has just started snowing again, very small flakes so far. Yeay!

One day later........

Back to the drawing board. I misunderstood the pattern just as I'd managed an impressive few inches of perfect fancy panels and had to pull it all out again because I couldn't work out which stitches to save. I'm writing the pattern out again, row by row, so it will be easier to follow. Sigh.

4 comments:

Granny on the Web said...

Good luck with the knitting, I am sure if you get really stuck someone somewhere in the world will put you right.
I see you also say Yeay! to the snow... same here.
Love Granny (*!*)

cornbread hell said...

people in cold climates may not understand your excitement over a little snow, but i sure do.

snow is the only passable excuse for cold weather, other than killing off the mosquitoes, if you ask me.

cornbread hell said...

i thought i just commented. hmmm...

i'm too lazy to type it out again.

Lily said...

Thanks Granny. Your garden looks lovely in the snow, or at least the few photos I saw of it before Internet Explorer closed your blog on me!
You did, corny, you did. Go and have a little lie down, dear.