Tuesday, May 30, 2006

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

The Sampler Shawl and I don't seem to be getting along. I came home and curled up with Duck Tales and the shawl and commenced a row of knitting. Everything seemed perfectly fine. I started having illusions of grandeur. I was going to finish the first pattern of the shawl and be ahead of the game! Life is good! Then a little problem occurred. I started another k2tog and YO row. I was supposed to end with 1K. Well, when I got to the end I had TWO stitches. ::sigh:: I guess I am going to have to tink back. This shawl isn't hard. I have been know to perform k2togs and YOs without any problems whatsoever. Oh well. I will just tink back and put stitch markers every 50 stitches, so I can recognize these sorts of problems earlier in the process. This is one of the great things about knitting, you can erase the past and start anew.

The one exciting piece of news is that I now officially have lace! See the holes! It is now a lacey (albeit wrongly knitted) shawl! The Sampler Shawl might think it knows how to get on my nerves with this silly counting issue, but I will overcome! The yarn might think it is meant for something else, but alas, it is meant to be a shawl. It just looks so darn cute!


  1. Good luck! I have such issues that I'm going for LOTS of markers... keeps me on the straight and narrow.

  2. Gack on the extra stitch.
    Lots of markers and lots of lifelines!

    I like the knitting patterns, too.