Knitting's like that, especially this Master Knitter Designation thing for me. I read instructions, cast on, knit, follow the instructions, knit, bind off (cast off) and call it 'good to go.' Then, like school, I decide to check my work and discover I can't turn this in for anybody to see; it's wrong.
So here's my treat to myself -- Swatch 13, a simple cable stitch. Though I confess I'm challenged with (or over thinking?) the instructions. It says to repeat the 4 rows in the pattern til the swatch is 4 inches long. I'd rather knit another row so I don't have to finish with the cable, but they said 4 inches. So 4 inches is what they'll get. Here tis, along with a close-up so you can see the cable, which looks like a heavy rope, or 'line' in marine language.
|A close-up of the cable.|
But before I had fun with the cable, I fixed two of the swatches that were wrong. And -- major groan -- i went back to check my work, like a good student, and -- yes -- discovered a couple of other swatches that are now on my do-over list.
Here's the new Swatch 10, next to the wrong one. The wrong one has holes running directly up a diagonal , one right after the other. The corrected swatch 10 has a steeper slope for the line of holes. And it's longer.
|Correct Swatch 10 on the left.|
Error message on the right.
Fixed Swatch 4, too. The swatch error looks a bit like a tea-cup. The corrected swatch looks more like a mug. Hoping you can see the difference.
|Tea-cup (error) on the left.|
Nice tall mug (corrected Swatch 4) on the right.
Again I wish there was a place to put a weather icon. Today is glorious. I hope to take advantage of the sunshine to do another bamboo picture shoot with a work-in-progress. Took a nice long walk and enjoyed the bright sun on my face. Seems like I'm always ready to walk just a little farther if the sun is shining.
Another life lesson, perhaps? When life is good, we seem ready to face it and keep moving; it's the rainy days that make us stumble.