A cautionary tale...
There once was a new knitter who thought she could cope with something big and fancy like she had seen made by her fab knitter friend Becky
She had admired the Girasole pattern by Jared Flood many times and so cast it on.
She decided to change needle size after the first few rounds, and again a few rounds later!
She thought she could just miss out a few rows of the pattern cos it was boring/wasn't going well.
She then ballsed up the leafy part by rapidly moving ahead with the charts not checking that the stitches were lining up.
STILL she soldiered on! She got a better knitter by this stage and thought she would keep the mistakes as a 'cute' reminder of a past time.
Then she thought she would frog it (rip it back - rippit, rippit) but couldn't face the task. It was going so well by this point! The UFO was shoved in the back of the yarn stash to linger unloved.
Unfinished but not unravelled either.
Eventually the time came when it just couldn't be put off any more and the frogging began *sob*
The Girasole is dead! Long live the Girasole !
Today I have cast this on again and am going to do a knit a long with my friend Ally , we hope to inspire and nudge each other along a bit :-)
See ? that last bit was GOOD !
but those leaves weren't !
There was no way that massive change in needle size was going to be
blocked out was there ?
gratuitous rig picture for the fans
so long Imaginary Readers ! x