November 27, 2009

Self Taught and Slow Going

I've been working on improving my very basic knitting skills. This scarf has been on the needles for quite some time and it's fairly long now. It's not supposed to be shaped like a cylinder. I've heard about blocking and thought that was the answer. The lady at the Ithaca yarn shop gently broke the news. Blocking isn't going to fix this baby. So, I've learned a new knitting term, "frogging" (i.e. ripping out) and I'm viewing it as a learning experience and a chance to make a brand new project out of that yarn.
There's a new scarf on my needles now :: one that is designed to lay flat. It's reversible, and it's an easy stitch for a beginner like me. Ahhh...much better.