Friday, January 2, 2015

An Accomplishment - Knitting

(Claret Cowl in Quince  & Co. chickadee, Carrie's Yellow)

Because I am generally unable to sit down and concentrate for long stretches of time (really even more than a minute), I have avoided knitting patterns that involved counting. 
But, I have really wanted to knit pretty things and challenge myself more in my knitting.

Well thanks to the Claret Cowl pattern, I can do it!
I don't know why I never thought of this and maybe this is obvious to you - but, for the stitch repeats within a row, this pattern has put stitch markers between each repeat.  So simple and now I can quickly count (up to 11 in this pattern) if I have to get up to help Emmy go to the bathroom, take the bread out of the oven, answer a question, etc.... instead of having to count from the beginning of the row.

I am looking forward to trying another pretty pattern.  

11 comments:

  1. It is very lovely and delicate looking. Job well done!

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  2. Very Pretty! I don't know what I would do without my stitch markers for the very same reason.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  3. It's just lovely! Good for you!

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  4. It's beautiful!! Can't wait to see all your pretty knits for "2015"

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  5. Tonya, that looks so soft and pretty! I know what you mean about complicated patterns...I find there is never the time to sink my teeth into a detailed project when I am being a mama around the house. But at night, I can do a little before bed, and that is my "thinking" time to follow patterns. So, during the day, I do more mindless knitting, and at night, I get out the more fun stuff! Now I must go look up this pattern ~ thank you for adding to my wish list.
    xo Jules

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  6. Love the sunny colour...looks great.

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  7. One of my New Years Resolutions is to learn how to read knitting patterns so I can actually make proper clothes instead of just scarves and dishcloths! I am starting with a simple hat and so far progress is slow but steady :)

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  8. Oh, it turned out very nice! I totally understand what you mean about needing simple patterns. I gave up complicated Aran and lacework a decade ago - it isn't possible to knit for long blocks of time with a gaggle of children and loads of housework, and I was forever getting interrupted and losing my place and making mistakes. I'm working on two lace shawls right now, but they are progressing at a snail's pace, as I only get a few rows knit after the kids are in bed. Looking forward to seeing your new knitted pieces this year!

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  9. It's beautiful. Great job. I had a similar breakthrough when trying a bit of lace over the holidays. I ran a coloured piece of yarn through my row after I finished each repeat (I was working many many short rows rather than in the round) I could easily see where I was in my pattern. Then after I finished a section, I moved the coloured yarn up my work. Thanks for sharing your tip.

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