Monday, January 5, 2009
Nine rows done! I said in an earlier post that this is supposedly for intermediate knitters but I thought if you knitted before that you could do this. I've been thinking about that... it might be a little difficult to "see" how to get back on track if you go off course if you're a new knitter. Anyway- if you're a new knitter and want to try a few other projects before tackling this bag, rest assured that it will still be here in the archives if you want to try it later.
I also have a tip for making sure you STAY on track. Leaving the "tail" from casting on at the beginning can tell you if you should be on an even or an odd row. If you cast on with the "long tail" method, the tail will be at the beginning of an odd row. If you cast on with the "loop cast on" method, the tail will be at the beginning of an even row. You can note this on your little cards and get in the habit of looking when you start each row to make sure you aren't working the same row twice or skipping a row.
Another note, in case you hadn't noticed: You started by casting on 67 stitches, but that doesn't stay constant from row to row. The number of stitches on each row varies- there aren't always 67 stitches on a row. (I had to do a double take on this at first).