Well, I'm here to confess (again) that I made a major screw up with my knitting. Did you wonder why Color Affection was taking so long, why she had not made an appearance on the blog for a lo-ong time? Well, generally, that means a screw up. Maybe it's a flaw in my character, or maybe it's just a lackadaisical attitude, but if I can screw up my knitting, usually by not paying attention, I will. It's the just way I roll.
I've had a great time knitting Color Affection. It's been grand knitting the stripes, watching the colors change, and feeling Vicki's gorgeous yarn slip through my fingers. Why would I take the time to read the pattern when I'm having such a great time? I know, it's silly, and I thought I knew where I was going but, apparently, I didn't.
A week ago, I took the shawl to SnB, as I was very close to finishing the stripes. I wanted my friends to see how far I'd come but, while showing the shawl to Cheryl she looked at me and said, "You don't knit stripes until you run out of stitches, you only knit 16 sets." We decided to look through the pattern and sure enough... I sat there stunned.
Right then and there I took the shawl off the needles, counted the rows, and found I had only knit three sets of 3 stripes too many (which is a lot of knitting). However, it IS only knitting, nothing bad happened and ripping back didn't take long. Putting everything back on the needles, and getting back on track didn't take all that long, either. By the time we left SnB that night I had knit three rows of the border completed. I know there will be more mess ups in my future and that's okay. It is the process.
Enjoy your 4th of July Holiday!!