Welcome to the latest installment of Work in Progress Wednesday, where this week's theme is Knit it Again, Sam. Seriously, I thought I'd be done with Narragansett by now, but alas. I finished sleeve 1 according to the measurements on the pattern, tried it on, then promptly sat down and ripped out the ribbing on the sleeve so that I could extend the pattern 2 more inches. For a quick refresher, here's how it looked last week:
Sigh. I'm not sure what happened exactly, but somehow my 3/4 length sleeve stopped just past my elbow. Not a good look. And it's not like I have monkey arms or anything... Ah well, better to have it right than done and wrong, yes? Here's how it looks now (with diminishing sunlight):
It's all fixed up, and I've just picked up the stitches for sleeve #2. Again. Stay tuned for happier results next week.
Discouraged by ripping out a huge sleeve chunk, I turned to the simple little washcloth that I started on our camping expedition last week. Nothing like some good, mindless TV knitting to boost the spirits, right? Umm.
Here's how it looked last week:
Somewhere around row 49 (of 60), I realized my stitches weren't quite lining up. I tinked a row. Still wrong. Repeat. Still. In all, I tinked 5 rows, then pulled out the needle and frogged 7 more. I realized somewhere along the way that I was working the wrong side rows on the right side. How is this possible? (*hint: it's not). I had ripped out the whole blinking thing by the time I read the instructions again and remembered that this chart started on the bottom left with a wrong side row, instead of in the usual way. More sigh.
Here's how it looked Friday afternoon:
(*Note: This is merely a re-enactment. I didn't have enough wits about me at the time to capture the carnage with the camera)
And so. I cast on again and knitted like a fiend until I finished, just to make a point. To who? Not sure, but I'm certain I taught that pattern a thing or two. Regardless, it's done and cute. And you'll get to see it on Friday.
To say I've been distracted of late seems like a bit of an understatement. Hopefully things around here will smooth out soon, or else I'll have to give up knitting in favor of napping in the fetal position.
If you're in the mood for some actual forward motion, I suggest heading over to WIPW for some more coherent crafty goodness.
See you Friday, hopefully not from the fetal position!