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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Go Forward, Move Ahead

I won't sing the rest of the song, but this is what came to mind when I was thinking of a title for today's post. 

The Knitting Gods were smiling on me today because they helped me with this...

Saturday I was working on my Flint cardigan and after a couple rows noticed that I dropped some stitches because I ended up with two big holes instead of the smaller holes which you can see at the bottom of the picture.  I was not feeling confident about fixing this by myself since there are yarnovers and other decrease stitches involved, so I was going to stop at the LYS Tuesday afternoon to get help.  We ended up getting snow so I didn't go because the roads weren't that great.  Today was my day off and I really wanted to work on it, so I decided to give it a go on my own.  The worst-case would be that I'd have to start all over.  I slowly ripped out four rows and carefully picked the stitches up with a darning needle and waste yarn.  Yeah, me!  Thankfully I didn't lose any stitches and now I'm moving forward (as seen below).  I left the waste yarn (the "white-ish" color thread towards the bottom) in as a lifeline in case I goofed again.

Before I worked up the nerve to fix Flint, I worked more on the Winter Wonder cowl.  I'm almost through the third repeat.  I have one more repeat to go and then the border.  I'm liking these quick knit projects!

I also signed up for a knitting class at the end of the month.  It's to learn continental knitting and colorwork/fair isle.  We'll be knitting a hat with some hearts on it.  I'm hoping once I learn the continental way of knitting that my speed will pick up so I can get projects done quicker (and hopefully still efficiently).  I have a lot of sweaters in my queue in Ravelry.   And an added bonus is learning to do colorwork is one of my goals for the year!

Can you believe it's almost the weekend!?!?  I can't wait!

1 comment:

jillquilts said...

In case I haven't told you before, YOU IMPRESS ME!!! I am so proud that you were able to fix the dropped stitches and that you are learning the continental and fair isle!!! I was so scared to buy that kit last year and I am kicking myself now that I didn't!

You are doing great! WAY TO GO!!