After putting my Stash-busting blanket into hibernation for the next while, I brought my Cleo back out of hiding to continue. The thing I find with getting older is that if I don't make a note of where I am at in my projects, and leave them on their own for a while, I come back to the project in a state of wild confusion!
Needless to say it was no different with this project which I thought I would remember (I couldn't even remember which size I was knitting :O) and ended up counting the stitches to roughly remember which size I was at!
Another shock was that when I had finally started where I left off, I realized that I was knitting the pattern completely wrong! I guess I could have continued knitting the pattern the way I was as it didn't look too bad, but I knew that if I continued I would not wear the finished garment and so I had no other option than to rip back!
So the progress went something like this:
I must admit that I feel much better having ripped back as I can now look at the project without that horrible niggling feeling that something is not quite right!
If you notice in the before image, the top pattern was almost a criss-cross like piece.
The correct pattern looks like this:
I think it is really pretty and am glad I redid it, imagine if I had left it, got to the sleeves and wondered why my sleeves looked nothing like the body - no, let us not even go there!! :)
Have you ever ripped back and felt peace instead of frustration?
I would love to hear all the gory stories :)
Talking of peace, I am taking part in the 21-Day Meditation Challenge taking place at the moment with Oprah and Deepak.
Today is day 3 and I am thoroughly enjoying the meditations thus far. I must tell you that I have fallen out of the routine of meditating each day so it is feeling great getting back into it.
Are you taking part?
How are you finding the experience?
Reading wise: I am still reading the book "Liberty Tree" which I have received to review. It is so unlike a book that I would usually buy and yet I am thoroughly enjoying this title thus far. I am hoping to be finished soon and then I will tell you all about it.
Do drop by tomorrow to share all your creations from last week with us all.
This week on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party I am honoured to have Nikki over to share with us an amazing craft recycling old books into something gorgeous!
You won't want to miss it!
Did you vote for your favourite link from last week yet?
The voting is open until Friday so please take a moment and vote HERE
I hope your link will be the one that is featured :)
See you tomorrow
I will be sharing this with my usual lovely creative ladies.
By the way, if you want to read the latest about our homesteading adventures you can do so HERE