Yarns firmly under control, I was whizzing along with Flag and getting through the rows on the chart very quickly – too quickly – alarmingly quickly…..
I had managed to misread this very large, clear instruction at the top of the chart (I’m doing size “S”)…
I read one square as “4 stitches and 4 rows” not “4 stitches and 8 rows” (4 garters). I really am getting to be a very silly, careless knitter who would have ended up with a rather stunted garment
It wasn’t entirely a bad thing though – I wasn’t happy with that “quick” Thumb cast on – it looked sloppy.
And I hadn’t quite mastered the weaving in of yarn when the colour travels to right (all described on Helen’s tutorials) and I had left too long floats
See what I mean??
It did give me a sneak preview of how it was turning out though
Nothing for it but to treat it as a learning experience and start again….
Properly… with a neat “long tail cast on”…
paying attention to the pattern instructions!
A much better cast on edge this time…
And I’m getting those floats nicely under control – in fact the wrong side is looking pretty neat and tidy now…
I’m really glad I started again – It’s all much improved
I had one little hiccup with my yarn box – I had only made 12 slots for yarn balls and after a few rows I needs number 13.
I thought I had found a practical and innovative solution to my “one more ball” problem. Ben, of course, expressed incredulous amusement -in the form of pointing and laughing! Hurumpf… Surely a loo roll centre isn’t that funny ?
So you must be wondering how far I’ve got?
I could tease you and say I’ve just done the provisional stitches that mark where the arm holes go at the top of the horizontal red srtipe…
But really this is the picture you’re waiting to see – slipped onto a spare circular for the photo shoot…
..Half way there!