hi, i'm eileen.i joined the kal several weeks ago and have had an up and down start.
i thought i knew how to read a knitting chart but quickly found out i did not.
so with some help from lori at lorix5 i was up and running....
until my counts were off by chart B. so i took it back one stitch at a time . when i had the count correct i started again-
only to be off within 4 rows.
now i had been putting in hours and hours of time on this pi shawl, [ a total of 7 starts ] time that other things like dinner, cleaning and talking to my husband was not happening.
last friday i was ready to throw the entire thing in the garbage, [ saving the needles of course ],
when i decided one more try at it.
it worked, has been working
and i'm totally smitten with leaves of grass.
what i learned:
- how to read a chart
[ did buy a book on this subject as well ]
- use markers.. lots of them
- use a life line
- ask a friend for help
- casting on using a disappearing loop
i am half way through chart C
i think life lines are just a good idea in LIFE.