With fresh inspiration I resumed working on the Alice Starmore Oregon Vest for my One day a week for UFOs. I took a little break from it because I wasn’t quite ready to tackle the armhole and neck shaping. Not that it is altogether difficult to do so, it just requires more concentration.
I mindlessly knit a charted row twice and, thankfully, discovered it before starting the subsequent row. I was knitting in those hours a knitter should never knit in and I know that all of you knitters know exactly which hours I’m speaking of! I should have been in bed sleeping. In weary oblivion I had forgotten to move my post-it note on the chart. Since each row takes a while to knit I was pretty bummed but knew better than to commence a rescue mission at that hour. I put the vest away knowing that I would have a renewed outlook the next morning. BTW, I have found that that is the very best way to handle knitting mishaps.
This morning I was not only able to frog the entire row without tears, I was also able to come up with a new plan to avoid another catastrophe. So this old girl now has a new chart methodology. I copied the chart and put it on a clipboard where I can now cross off the rows as I finish them with a colored pencil. A new color each day will allow me to monitor my daily progress a little more efficiently, too.
Fair Isle Question of the Day –
Fair Isle Knitters, do you prefer knitting fair isle projects with wooden needles or metal ones?