|Astrid in cascade 220|
I really enjoyed working on this scarf, but I'm not going to kid you -- for all its apparent simplicity, I struggled. In my last post, I wrote about feeling like a magician's assistant. Learning how to knit the bobble fringe was really exciting (yes, exciting) because I was teaching myself something new and it developed so beautifully before my eyes.
But I'm terrible at picking up stitches and I tried several times to pick up the correct number and failed at each effort. My mood changed from excitement to elation to frustration and finally to exhaustion. Eventually, I worked out the math (with the help of the designer) but when finished, the scarf was much too short.
I've since frogged the main body of the scarf (in this lovely gunmetal grey) back to the fringe, added a few bobbles, and rethought how to pick up stitches. While frogging is always painful, I'm at a point in my knitting where I have to do things right! So this little mood changer is merely another lesson along my journey of becoming a better knitter, and when I really think about it, I know that this is one of the many reasons I love this craft. Happy knitting, everyone!