Hello All! :waving: I really appreciate your input. I have finally hit a brick wall with my knitting! Really. :wall:
You know I cast on for this Branching Out scarf. Worked 18 rows. It looked so wonky, I thought it must be my yarn.
So I frogged it.
Then I cast on for Column of Leaves. That, too, is a lovely leafy pattern. :wall: I frogged the first 8 rows three times.
I finally got the hang of it...got 3 repeats done (24 rows)...and missed yet another yarn over in the criss-cross channel near the edge. Grrr.
Tinked back to the error...tried to re-create it...two stitches were involved...ACK! So I begin to frog...looking for a good row to pick up on. ACK. I realized that when a pattern is "worked" from RIGHT SIDE AND WRONG SIDE....there are no simple rows to pick up on. Everything is just a jumble. There is no counting rows either because of the patterning!! ACK. :wall:
So, I frogged the whole darn mess...put it away...figuring that NOW is probably NOT THE TIME for ole Artlady to work on this project! Sigh. Me and yarnovers! Every boo-boo is always those darn yarnovers that I miss!!! ACK!
I know I can do this pattern. I will just have to double check each and every stitch on each and every row all the way up the scarf...all 60" of it. And, perhaps I should consider what lace knitters call LIFELINES: "a safe place to fall, or land!" as they say.
For now, I am finishing up my BORGHILD Viking Cables Cardigan...and those other two scarves that are OTN. I should really not be taking all these side trips. Maybe that is why Column of Leaves and Branching Out are eluding me.
I am going to wrap up my 3 OTN's...and then in a calm, relaxed state of mind...I will pick up either Column of Leaves or Branching Out.
Of course, I want to make an Elsebeth Lavold pullover for my DSIL. Elsebeth released two new books this week...and WOW! I found the perfect pattern for him...and I have some Silky Tweed in my Stash that is just his color...and and the pattern asks for Silky Tweed!!!! How sweeeeet is that??!!
Then maybe I will pick up Branching Out. Sigh. :pout:
I really really really admire all of you lace knitters! It takes a special kind of knitter!