The Scoreboard KAL goes like this –
Blue = Seahawks
Green = Opponents
Gray = Space between Games
Each point = One round
With six projects on the needles this week (and problems, questions and/or angst about all of them!), I feel the need to “take stock.” Hence, the state of the knitting:
My one almost finished project:
Longest uncompleted project:
This is actually 6 projects that are technically off the needles, but all need a duplicate stitch detail. These are the Surprise projects on my Ravelry page. Lots of angst with the duplicate stitch design!
Most puzzling project:
My all time favorite sock:
The Gladys pattern is awesome and the Baah yarn is perfect for this project! Had a problem with the start of the heel, but the designer responded quickly to my email and I’m back on track — after I finish tinking 6 rows!!
And last, but not least:
Yesterday I was determined to figure out where I when wrong with Susan! So I asked two of my knitting friends for help. Always good to get multiple views!
First, I put a life line in the row below the first armhole bindoffs. All three of us counted twice before agreeing that I had the exact number of stitches called for in the pattern.
I check for the correct number of armhole decreases, and placed another lifeline. More counting by all three of us. Surprise! Two stitches shy of the number required by the pattern. I knew that 2 was the magic number because I had four stitches on the needles when I stopped knitting and I needed six! But where did I lose 2 stitches?? Back to the pattern. Reading it aloud to my friends, I found this line: next row (RS)
Susan, the pattern, is troublesome!
Four stitches on the needle, but three rows to go including directions to BO 6 stitches! Of course I immediately assumed that I had made a mistake or two even though I took copious notes and thought I was meticulous in the execution of the directions.
With 36 sts on needles at correct armhole length:
“At the armhole edge, bind off 3(4-4-5-5) sts twice, bind off 3(4-4-4-4) sts once, then bind off 3(3,4,4,4) sts twice. AT THE SAME TIME, at neck edge bind off 10 sts once, bind off 6 sts once, bind off 2 sts once, then work even at neck edge until shoulder bind offs are complete. Fasten off.” (4-4-4-3-3=18 knit row stitches bound off; 10-6-2=18 purl row stitches bound off). Total number of stitches to bind off equals 36 – same number I’m supposed to have when the decreases start, so should work out. But it didn’t.
Oh, oh, I feel a frog coming on!! Yikes!! And I thought it was the pattern — it’s me!
My knitting is troublesome!”
In the Scoreboard KAL with Knit Purl Hunter and sponsored by Skacel, a knitter knits one round per point using the scores of a favorite team’s score to make a cowl. I’m knitting a Seahawks Cowl, so I knit with blue when the Seahawks score and with green when their opponent scores. I used 4 rows of gray to start the season and 2 rows of gray between games. Here’s the score pattern for yesterday’s loss to St. Louis 34 – 31 (that’s 65 rounds of knitting!):
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