Wednesday I cast on for the precious wee knit and I was so excited that I pulled the classic “knitting mistake”, I didn’t read the pattern all the way through. I skimmed it several times and saw no problems. The pattern said you start at the cuff of the sleeve and knit to the other sleeve. Again, no problem. I had my needles, the yarn and off I went yesterday knitting away on the wee ribbing of a sleeve.
So, on Wednesday night at knit night I pulled out my knitting and the pattern and was chatting away and then looked at the pattern and realized I had knit an extra row. No big deal, so I get it back on track and add the 2 additional stitches and look at the pattern again, and again and again. I then say to my friends, how am I suppose to do garter stitch in the round?? I was met with questioning faces that promptly asked if the pattern said to join in the round. Well, not exactly. I assumed and you know what the first three letters spell!! Warning bells were going off in my head and the pattern was now in the hands of my knitting friends and as they read the directions out loud it all started to make sense. This sweater was NOT KNIT IN THE ROUND. I have to tell you that I had a really good laugh as did my friends and then there was talk of making the baby a contortionist to fit into my wonky sweater. More laughter!! Did I mention that there was a schematic and talk of seaming…….NONE OF WHICH I SAW. Also, the sweater is a wrap sweater. If ever there was a case of poor pattern reading, man this was it. So, yes, I am owning that I started knitting a garment without reading the directions, apparently at all. Shit happens and I’m owning it.
This is what new little lives do to us, we loosing out knitting minds! I’m back on track and will have some correct photo’s soon.
Thank you all for your kind and supportive words about my recent losses. They touched my heart.