Monday, July 21, 2008
The first repeat was a huge struggle. I couldn't knit from the chart at all, because I just couldn't wrap my mind around it, so I ended up using the written instructions, which worked out fine. However, I still had a lot of problems. What really threw me is the way the starting point for the 12 stitch repeat moves when you turn the work. Thankfully, now that I have completed a repeat I think I have it kind of figured out. I just wasn't expecting it. It took me forever to get through the first repeat, but the first half of the second repeat has flown, so I think I am past the learning curve (knock on wood). I can also see how the pattern works and flows now, so I think if I screw up I will catch it faster. Here's hoping!!