Monday, February 04, 2013
Friday and Saturday nights, I knitted and knitted and knitted on the vest. This morning I decided I was going to sit down and finish the right side. I get it to the length I need and look at the directions to make sure. That's when I really read the directions. I needed to have 36 stitches on my needle and I had lots more than that. I skipped over a whole section of decreases. Whoopsie.
I marked where I needed to start the second decrease pattern. 10" need to be pulled out. So I took a really deep breath, blew it out slowly and pulled the needle. Then I pulled yarn and pulled yarn and pulled yarn.
A few months ago I would have been afraid to even try to pick up my stitches and would have pulled all the yarn and started over. But not today. I carefully pulled out the last row and picked the stitches back onto the needle. Now I will knit and knit and decrease to my 36 stitches just like the directions tell me. I see a little TV between laundry loads.
I told myself, no big deal, I was just practicing the pattern. There's no crying in baseball or knitting.