6/27/07

Learning from my Mistakes

Mistakes are seen as stepping stones to finding new ways. To learn from my mistakes I need to know it's okay to make them and then need to think about them. Well, with that said I casted on for the Summertime Tunic, again ... I started off with alternate rows of knitting & purling, hated it... and decided knitting every row would work better and now that I have the hang of the continental method I'm moving along at a nice pace. Next I moved on to the 1x1 ribbing, after 2 rows.. I clearly noticed something was wrong... I mistakenly k1, p1 for row one and then p1, k1 for the next row... unknowingly creating the Moss stitch, which I learned from the young ladies at Ebony Elite.

I can happily say my mistake was a stepping stone to a new stitch... known as the Moss Stitch. I also learned that Seed stitch is also known as Moss Stitch, which is good for edging by preventing garments from curling to one side or the other. Can I now call my project the Moss Tunic.... lol.

10 comments:

Virtuous said...

I so need to remember that thought when I make mistakes. They are unavoidable!

I like that new name! Call it the Moss Tunic! :o)

Keep on knitting!

April said...

Hey, look at you! You've been knitting for what....a hot minute and you're already doing so great!

Christie said...

always learning = always growing!

NikkiJ said...

Knit one garment, and all of sudden you're a designer. I hear that! Go-head-on, Girl.

Judy said...

Thanks for checking out the color of my latest project. As you discovered, we learn something new with every project! Love your furniture.

Madelyn said...

You go Sheila. You're constantly learning things accidentally. Glad you're sticking with it.

Lily said...

I am not sure whether you already know about this site or not (http://www.knittinghelp.com/), but they teach you how to recognise whether it's a knit or purl st and many other stuff. I solely learn knitting from this site a year ago.

gold said...

We all makes mistakes!!I have made a lot in my crocheting.

Adrienne said...

But youare learning! But I do love moss stitch! LOL

PAJNSTL said...

Mistakes a.k.a. Designer Touches! LOL. I looks good so far. I'm sure the finished project will be great.