Posted By drsao on July 13, 2012
Today the first clue was released for the Stephen West Mystery Shawl Knit-A-Long hosted on Ravelry.com. The knitters were chomping at the bit waiting for the clue to get posted online.
While waiting for Clue 1 I transformed my skeins of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light yarn into nice little balls! The colors are Hickory – the light yarn – and Bark – the darker yarn. I bought the yarn at EAT SLEEP KNIT.
I sure have learned a lot today by “listening” to the GROUP CHAT on Ravelry. Until today I had no idea what an I-Cord was…..and I have now learned to make a rolled edge and use two colors of yarn by twisting the colors. I have learned the proper way (and another PROPER WAY – The German Method) of wrapping a stitch. THAT IS A LOT. Thank goodness there are YOU TUBE demos for EVERYTHING!!!
Despite all of this HELP I had to restart twice…….I was having trouble negotiating two tails of yarn – TWO LIVE TAILS and two SHORT BEGINNINGS OF YARN TAILS – plus 40 inch circular tubing on my needles. If I had a BETTER SENSE OF HUMOR I would have taken a picture of the tangled mess! :)
OK -so I finally got started FOR REAL and I even figured out how to pick up a wrapped stitch – but it took me all day to figure it out…….and the bottom line is that I have to RIP ALL OF THIS OUT and start over tomorrow. BUT at least I am learning new things!
I actually thought about just keeping this much WITH THE ERRORS in it and when I wore it I could make sure that I MOVED AROUND A LOT so no one would notice….but ALAS, I know the MISTAKES are there……so – YES – I am going to start over.
This is what is on my KNITTING NEEDLES THIS WEEK!!!!! :)