Day 1 saw me cast on right when the Opening Ceremonies began. Anticipation was high... I was going to do this! Make a cable scarf by the end of the Winter Olympics. Woot!
As I worked my chosen pattern, I knew something was amiss after about a dozen rows... what the heck was that huge hole doing down there?
Rip. Rip. Rip.
So I began again Friday night. As the rows began to emerge from beneath my needles, I realized the pattern was wrong. Very wrong.
Rip. Rip. Rip.
I started once more Saturday morning... and began to curse as I thought I would NEVER get the hang of this thing!
I was having a heck of a time following the pattern; how do you have instructions for working Row 1, Row 2 "and all even rows", and Row 3... then nothing? Do I go back to Row 1 or is it considered Row 4, an even row???? Arrrghhh!!!!!!
I watched more You Tube videos to try to find out what the heck I was missing... and got more and more PO'd when each one would say "it's so EASY".
No. It's. Not!
I was bummed to say the least.
Oh and I have to deal with THIS too:
|You're not helping, you know...|
If one of three cats wasn't pulling on my yarn and trying to run away with it, another was attempting to chew into my brand new bamboo needles.
But I refused to give up. I WAS doing this!
After four failed attempts, I found a better pattern and FINALLY have the hang of this thing; here is Sunday morning's work so far:
|Holy crap! I see three sets of cables in there!|
Yeah. A long way from a scarf, but it's getting there.
Apparently "slow and steady wins the race".