Last Wednesday evening while working on the blue 23rd block of my throw, you may remember that this was the last solid coloured block I could make with the yarn I had left, I made a mistake. I was about 16 rows in and it was down on about row 9. I'm not a very good frogger when I need to pick up the stitches again, if it's the whole article i'm ripping out I can do it! So I tend to tink back the stitches (rows!!) until I reach my mistake. Because of the nature of this square, (those cables!) and the fact I was only 16 rows in, I just frogged the whole thing to start again. Not the end of the world I thought.
Until that is, that I decided to skip this last solid block and have a go at the stripey block instead. So I glanced over the pattern quickly only to discover that I need to keep the first and last three knit on every row stitches in the same colour as the first and last 4 knit rows. ie, one colour to surround the stripes. How the heck do you do that??
Oh well never mind, i'll just move onto the intarsia block. I'm sure it will all come back to me when I start. Did it heck!
I sat there on the sofa with my project bag on my lap and felt like crying. In a matter of 5 minutes I was fed up with it and ready to put it in a cupboard out of sight, out of mind and move on. Instead I didn't put it in a cupboard, I just left it next to my chair and picked up some sock yarn to move onto something altogether different that I would need to concentrate very hard on and take my mind off stripes and intarsia for a few days!
Besides my cocoon bed socks, I have never attempted a sock before. The needles are freakishly tiny and very pointy as they jab into my hands! I never thought I would make socks but I was desperate to try them having seen the lovely creations each week on yarnalong. I have thoughts on sock knitting that I will share soon. Thank you Steph@woolthyme for the cheerleading, I am determined to finish this pair of socks!
So back to the throw......Yesterday I topped up my yarn supply and added a green and grey to the colour scheme. And booked a refresher intarsia class where I will relearn on the actual blocks I need to knit, there are only two so really I can do this!!
I wanted to finish watchman last night but we ended up staying up too late and I was too tired for more than a few pages. It's scary to think that our attitudes towards our fellow man are little changed over all these years. Sad really.
Happy crafting everyone!