I've been working on a little hat/mitten/scarf combo for Colleen's friend Sarah. Sarah requested that the scarf be kind of feathery. I've never really done any intricate work like this before, but I figured I probably had the skill so I thought I'd give it a try.
I have this sweet book called Faith, Hope, Love, Knitting that my friend Angela gave me and there was a pattern for a sweater that I thought I'd adjust into a scarf.
The directions for the main part were pretty understandable, mostly yarn overs, and k2togs, but the edging had a lot of new stuff that I'd never done before, such as cables and bobbles. I forged ahead even though I didn't really quite understand what I was doing. Well let me tell you, it didn't look awesome. I showed it to Michael who usually says, "That looks nice" to everything I show him. He looked at it with a raised eyebrow and said, "That doesn't look very good." Of course I didn't want to hear that, I wanted to hear that the mistakes weren't noticeable at all, and I could continue plugging along. However, I knew that he was right. (Grumble, grumble)
|This looks like booty.|
Now the scarf is coming along nicely. I guess starting over isn't so bad.