Wednesday, October 26, 2011
After finishing up my hat and mitten set for my friend's baby, I was really stuck on what to knit next. I wasn't feeling inspired by anything. But Saturday night, while looking through my stash and being irritated by the number of small leftover balls of yarn, I decided to make a scrappy lengthwise linen stitch scarf. I'm following the directions from this pattern, but I've modified the number of cast on stitches since I'm using worsted weight wools.
So Saturday night I cast on 360 stitches and worked the first row of the pattern. I got to the last stitch of that row and realized I'd made a mistake somewhere earlier. Looking through that twisted up, long row, I realized I'd made it almost right away--about 300 stitches ago. I tinked back one stitch at a time until I realized it could take me an hour or two to get back. So I ripped the whole thing out and started over.
I did find the first two rows of this pattern challenging, simply because there are so many stitches and I hadn't quite gotten the hang of moving the yarn front and back and I sometimes lost track of where I was. But now that I'm several rows in, the pattern is a breeze and it's fun to see how the colors are coming together from all the scraps. And the linen stitch makes a wonderful texture.
I'm reading Bossypants by Tina Fey. It's hysterical. That's really all I can say about it.
What are you reading and knitting this week? Thanks for stopping by, and thank you to Ginny at small things for hosting another yarn along.
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