Two posts in one day - get me! I just had to pop in again to tell you about my knitting disaster. I've been trying to knit the 'Wheel of Colour' cushion from 'The Gentle Art of Knitting' by Jane Brocket and for a wee while I have been wondering about the width of my stripes. The pattern reads :
"Rows 1&2: K3, turn. sl 1, knit to end." and I assumed that because it said rows 1 & 2, I had to do it twice! There apparently was my mistake, as those instructions counted for rows 1&2 together. Consequently,my stripes are twice as wide as they are supposed to be! Pause for deep breathing. Here is what the cushion is supposed to be (photo taken from the book):
...... and here is my version:
I was bemoaning the fact that even if I went with the 'Radioactivity Cushion' it wouldn't fit brilliantly. E looked up from her history revision and said " Never mind, Mummy. I think you'll find that as far as that cushion is concerned, the good ship 'Tasteful' had long since sailed anyway!" Well!
The only consolation was when I looked it up on Ravelry, I'm not the only one to have made the same mistake. Any suggestions as to what I could do with my cushion would be gratefully received - I suspect R is just aching to tell me!
Have a good evening. x