Not sure when it happened. It might have been last night, or early this morning, but I’ve had a change of heart.
I went from knitting in fear, to knitting in joy.
I am enjoying knitting the Mountain Peaks Shawl. I know I will make mistakes (already have here and there) but I try to fix them as best I can and move on. They seem a bit easier to fix, being able to see what I knitted the row before. I know of 2 spots though that the fix I did was mostly just catching a live stitch and hoping for the best. But that isn’t bothering me so much right now.
Where my change of heart comes from, is the fact that I’m knitting from the chart. I’m not converting the pattern to written words. The chart is on my lap and I’m glancing at it, and slowly have even been able to memorize some of the row repeats as I knit across.
Believe me, I’m surprised. I’m enjoying it. I can ‘see’ it. I’m amazed. Who would have thought, I might actually enjoy this.
Nay, I’m even on the verge of falling head over heals into pitter-patter heart love.
I have knitted so far:
14 rows of written words
8 rows of chart 1 and 24 rows of chart 2.
I have 48 more rows of chart 2, then I can move on to chart 3 and see what fun that will bring
Yep. Fun! I said it. And I believe it.