…only not in a good way. More like in a rip back through your knitting kind of way.
So I started working on the Berroco Sarkis bag last November, but had to put the project on hold to get some selfless, holiday knitting going. I got so busy in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and making sure I had a project for nearly everyone on my list, that I completely forgot about my Sarkis. About two days ago, I was going through my in progress bag and came across the pattern and yarn, still snug on the needles. (In addition to this project, I also pulled out my unfinished Cozy sweater…I know, I know) Anyhow, since school is still a month away, and I have some selfless knitting time, I decided to jump back in to this sweet little project. (Perfect color for fall, by the way!) After perusing the pattern and checking my stitch counter with furrowed brow, I finally decided that I had the repeats and increases figured out. Not problem, right? WRONG! I was completely off on my rows. The number on my counter was the completed row, not the future row. Not only that, but I forgot to add my increase to both edges, not just the first edge. I had to rip the whole thing back. (I hadn’t gotten very far..but still.) SO FRUSTRATING! And the worst part? It was all my fault!
Greenhorn tip: Keep a small notebook in your knitting bag so that you can write a detailed description of the status of your in-progress projects, just in case you have to stow it away for a while. The stitch counters certainly do not tell all! Trust me. This is not the first time this has happened to me. I’m sure that now that I know better, I will be less likely to “take my time to unwind.” Happy knitting greenhorns!