Friday, August 13, 2010

I am an idiot

So yesterday afternoon I am sitting in the store and working on my shawl. The first few rows of the border pattern were done and now I am into the main part of the pattern-starting at row 7.  The chart is a bit hard to read (how many stitches are in the thick black columns) so I wrote out the first row to make the set up easier.  After the first row is done then it is clear sailing.  I get to the middle of the row and I am perfect with the pattern.  Everything is lining up the way it should.  Then it hit me.  I used the colours in the wrong order.  Open boxes are pink.  My writing says start with 9 pink.  No, I started with 9 green.  There were a few choice words said as I was ripping out 250 stitches!!

Here is my border so far.  I don't even have to look at the chart now. Thank goodness since I obviously can't read a chart.

On Tuesday Jane and I did some straightening and I took a picture but never posted it.  Here is the Cascade 220, Tosh Vintage and Noro Kureyon neatly on the shelf.

This afternoon my Rowan Rep is coming in and bringing me some garments from the new Rowan books.  Happy Dance.  Can't wait to see them.

1 comment:

Sally said...

Salfuscious say: You are not an idiot if you know you made a mistake.