Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Pinwheel blanket panic!

Pinwheel blanket panic!
Originally uploaded by a-chan.
This is an old story now because the blanket has already been gifted. But I need to tell it.

At what point do you frog a couple of lines?? I passed over a couple of mistakes, mainly just yarn overs I forgot to do. Easily fixed.

Then I got the great idea to do an eyelet row. I didn't really know what I was doing, so I made the mistake of thinking I could just do a yarn over every other stitch and then knit two together the next row... Sad to say that I was wrong. It was a mess. 400 stitches that had to be frogged and then picked back up again.

To make this worse, I picked the worst time to do the ripping... In the car, when there was only 10 minutes till our destination. I took this picture when we stopped. I folded the darn thing up and shoved it in my too small knitting bag (yeah, that ugly plaid thing in the picture).

Then, I chose another bad time to pick up the stitches... on the Max on the way to work in the morning.

I'm happy to say that I did recover all the stitches and went on to successfully do two eyelet rows. I'm very proud of myself. What makes it better is that the gift was appreciated.

Now, I found out that another cousin is having another child, so that's 3 maybe 4 blankets I have to knit, instead of 2 maybe 3. Then again, I'm not sure if I want to be around 3 pregnant women.... but I'm a little jealous....

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