Saturday, 25 November 2017

Counting Sheep


I thought that I would share my progress with the sheep scarf, which is a Christmas present for my nephew.  Many people have commented that this pattern must be driving me crazy and it is.  In an effort to make faster progress and retain my sanity, I have been forced to make some pattern modifications. 


Instead of working sheep for the entire length of the scarf, I chose a point in the pattern where I was going to stop knitting them and change to plain stocking stitch.  Although it is giving my eyesight a rest from trying to follow that chart, I still have to concentrate and not use the wrong colour, or I end up with errors.  

I had to silence the perfectionist in me after I spotted a  mistake (I've actually spotted two now, but I'm not commenting on the other) and decide to keep going.  I just can't face any more frogging...

7 comments:

  1. It's so cute! I love it. Your poor eyes: that black wool must be an absolute killer. Good luck with the remainder. You're almost there! B xox

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    1. It is hard knitting in black. I’ve never tried it before and I wouldn’t be in a hurry to do so again! Marie x

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  2. WOW... you've made some great progress, Marie! This is such a difficult technique... I really admire your keeping-going attitude, and the modifications you're making to make it more easy and sane for yourself. Sometimes we just have to go off-pattern! ;) Keep strong, and keep knitting! ((HUGS))

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    1. I’m still going, but progress is so slow... Marie x

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  3. Nobody will notice the mistakes, they will just admire your skill. Well done. x

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    1. I hope that this scarf is appreciated. People who don’t knit have little idea how much time goes into creating something as complicated as this. Marie x

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