Saturday, May 20, 2006
My round, disobedient washrag
You see, a couple years ago, whoever taught me to yo said that you completed it by knitting into the next stitch. So on the eyelet round, I was k1, yo, k1, k2tog instead of k1, yo (just bringing the yarn forward), k2tog. I was more confused because the other washcloth pattern simply said yf. But I guess you only yf if you're not intending to make an increase or hole of any sort. Good thing I learned this on a washcloth and not on something bigger!
Anyway, with that figured out, I finally finished that row and continued. Then I discovered I was short a stitch. Trying to be calm, and not wanting to knit back to the mistake, I just m1 at the end of that row and kept going.
I conqured the cloth last night and it's getting ready to be packaged for a birthday gift. I think it's really cute and I'd love to have one for myself, but right now I need to get back to my log cabin bathmat. Good, trusty, non-betraying bathmat.
it shouldn't be this hard for me. i have knit much more complicated things, and the only new-to-me technique was bobbles, and they are easy enough.
so i cast on with US size 6 needles, because i tend to knit loosely and who cares about gage swatch it is washcloth. well it came out huge! i had to go down to US 4's.
then my bobbles were coming out on the back side of my work, so i ripped and reknit.
i am having a hell of a time with the eyelets round. i have done it over 5 times now! i just keep loosing track of stitches or something. ugg.
i think that i have it now tho. why is this so difficult?