Monday, May 08, 2006
Finally, finally, finished the first square from the afghan square class I've been taking at Village Knittery. It went quite smoothly, after dear Teacher Karyn patiently undid several rounds and got me back to a reasonable starting place. Not sure quite what the problem is - I think just a long learning curve for DPNs. I am loving the mosaic square that she taught us this Saturday, and am eager to explore more mosaic patterns - there was a big article last summer in one of the knitting mags, so I will dig that out. I actually willingly frogged about 12 rows when I confirmed my suspicions that I was supposed to use a bobbin for the center square - doesn't quite make sense to me since it works to slip the rows -why do it differently, but I AM FOLLOWING DIRECTION and ripped it and am back to where I was, more than halfway done.
The other square was worked in the round from the center out and it went more smoothly for me; I learned the technique of knitting in the row below which makes for a nice texture. Don't love the colors I chose and will be switching to some other colors for the rest of the class. Will make these into pillows...
Posted by WHCounselor at 11:56 AM