Sunday, February 9, 2014

Day 3 of the Ravellenic Games

Here we are at Day 3 of The Ravellenic Games.

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?

Crap!

Rip. Rip. Rip.

Fail

So I began again Friday night. As the rows began to emerge from beneath my needles, I realized the pattern was wrong. Very wrong.

Crap again!

Rip. Rip. Rip.

Fail again

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".

We'll see...


20 comments:

  1. That's awesome!!! Before you rip back anymore (just in case ;-) google how to drop down and fix a knitting mistake. Cables are super fun to fix without ripping all the way back :-D. LOVE your yarn!

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    1. Ha! Well, my first mistakes were far greater than a huge hole.... ;) Thanks so much! Maybe one day I can do something with YOUR incredible wool!

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  2. I am inspired by your perseverance. I am not good at knitting and really hate to have to unknit. Your scarf is beautiful. Knitting Bliss...

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    1. Thank you. Yep, I am stubborn alright.

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  3. I would've hummed it across the room. lol Great job for sticking with it!

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    1. Ha! Heads up! That could be deadly with sharp pointy needles...

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  4. Oh, you are one patient lady, it would have been stuffed back in the knitting pile or fed to the cat! It is bad enough trying to cope with a pattern without the fur ones using the wool as dental floss or pinch the whole ball.

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    1. Patient or just plain stubborn. I think the latter.

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  5. Nice work! It's gonna be so pretty! Determination, a good thing. I have ripped my project for the Rav games, all the way back to row one. And now I feel on track (for the time being). :-)

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    1. Go Lannie Go! Your work is wonderful. I just love being part of the Team.

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  6. Take heart dear friend, the Olympics have just begun!! And no one says a scarf has to be looooong. Perhaps your real plan was a hand knit neck gator. I won't tell!

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    1. Har! Well, at least I finally did it! I actually made a scarf!

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  7. You'll get there with plenty of time to spare. I never did learn to knit, but can feel your frustration with that pattern not working out. Your finished scarf will be gorgeous!!

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    1. Thank you Betsy. I am so proud to have finished. I really didn't think I could!

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  8. Knit one Purl two and if ya gotta rip it out dont worry. Im sure you have enough wool to knit a 12 mile scarf. :) J and S

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    1. Hee... well, it DID end up being 74" long!

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  9. Ahhh...so you see....A lil perseverance goes a long way. You'll get it...Looks great so far! :)

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    1. Thank you Roxanne! I have always loved cables and was mesmerized at how the heck they were made. Now I know the secret ;)

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  10. Well I'm glad your scarf is coming along. Looks great. You have more patience than I when it comes to knitting. Watch when you have finished it....the cats may claim as they're own. lol.Karen.x

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    1. Thanks Karen. Yeah, now I have to hang it up in a safe place so it doesn't get covered in cat hair! ;)

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