I am pleased to say, my second “real” knitting project is off to a good start. This is the project
Pattern being “Rue” by Martin Storey for Rowan. A free instant download available on-line. I’m not using Rowan yarn though, but a cheap acrylic. I should have done a swatch before I began, but didn’t. Which resulted in me knitting about 1/3 of a sleeve before deciding it was going to be too small. So I unravelled and began again on needles the next size up.
I then managed to make a mistake with my increases on second sleeve, so that set me back lol. But never mind! I will learn to be more careful next time.
What’s important . . . I didn’t allow myself to be discouraged, and I now have 2 sleeves – yay! They are the same size, even if they don’t look it from photo. I feel I’ve now got the hang of increasing and decreasing both knit wise and purl wise. I’ll be casting on to knit the back next, which could take a while. In case I needed motivation . . . I’ve already ordered in (and received) yarn and pattern for the next knitting project! Talk about being optimistic!