Oy. This Shawl
July 31, 2015
You'd think by now I'd have the hang of knitting, of reading a pattern, of double checking before I start a row--you'd think. But, as you've heard before, I still make (a ton of) mistakes. I will now be tinking back the last two rows of knitting because I did a row of k2tog instead of a row of ssk. I also did the purl row that came after...which adds up to two rows of tinking (as I said).
It's all, every bit of it, the forth-ing and backing, the good and the bad, it's all part of the process and I truly believe that. I may sit in a grump for awhile, but it doesn't last long. I realize the only way to go forward is to go back. It's only two rows, which will mean I'm 3 rows from finishing this section and moving onto the edging. That's all good, the journey will continue, even though it's a slow one.
Things are not as they appear. The colors are COMPLETELY OFF. Maybe when it's finished I'll have better luck with photo shoot.
I'm knitting the same clue as you are but I'm only 2 rows in. It seems like it should be so simple, right? And yet it's so hard to pay attention and be accurate!
Posted by: Carole | July 31, 2015 at 04:54 AM
And I was going to comment on how much I liked the colors! Take your time tinking, and I'll look forward to seeing the real colors when the journey is done.
Posted by: Bonny | July 31, 2015 at 05:46 AM
Good thing it's lovely and you can admire it as you tink. :)
Posted by: Chris | July 31, 2015 at 06:50 AM
I am exactly the same Margene, I never read carefully enough and I always pay for it. It will be worth it in the end though....:)
Posted by: Kim | July 31, 2015 at 08:06 AM
I did some major to tinking there, too. And I still did it wrong. But I made it my own. (You'll notice - but only if you look really hard - that my mesh section is slightly different than everyone else's. And I'm good with that.). Soldier on, Margene. It will be worth it in the end!
Posted by: Kym | July 31, 2015 at 08:37 AM
It seems like I have to learn with my fingers, so I feel you on the tinking. It was a relief to hear those weren't the actual colors of your shawl haha!
Posted by: Jo | July 31, 2015 at 08:58 AM
Ha. I grump about that sort of thing, too, but eventually do what needs to be done... as you do.
Posted by: Vicki | July 31, 2015 at 11:50 AM
We are knitters. We can't count and cannot read instructions or charts. We can't help it. That's my stance and I'm sticking to it! Happy Weekend, Margene!!!
Posted by: CindyCindy | July 31, 2015 at 04:14 PM
Bummer. But it's the process.
Posted by: Cheryl S. | August 01, 2015 at 01:21 PM
Yup part of the process the tinking and ripping. Just started mine and have done a wee of tinking and redoing too. Looks like you are in mesh hell. Hope I have your patience when I get there. :-)
Posted by: Manise | August 02, 2015 at 06:50 AM
Oh even though the colors of your shawl are off, did you notice they completely match the colors in your blog header? :-) Made me smile.
Posted by: Manise | August 02, 2015 at 06:51 AM
I do love the colors you picked.... it's hard to be patient with yourself when you want to see the pattern unfold tho, isn't it?
Posted by: Anne | August 02, 2015 at 11:16 AM
sometimes I'm amazed at the crazy mistakes I make, pure rookie ones! I guess that makes us human. The shawl is stunning and I know once you undo and redo you will be so very happy.
Posted by: karen | August 03, 2015 at 08:29 AM