While in Portland we visited Misty’s favorite yarn shop and I saw an adorable pattern for a blanket there. On a whim, I gathered four colors to make a blanket for Henry. The other three kids have had a blanket made for them (not by me), so I felt that Henry needed one. I just hope he is still a baby by the time I’m finished!
It’s called a Sweet Pea blanket and it is definitely a sweet pattern. A four row repeat that makes a bit of a wave pattern. I extended it by one repeat, so I may pick up another color at my yarn shop to make sure it is long enough.
I’ve had to find time to knit, so there has been some starts and stops. It’s not too easy to lose my place, but yesterday I thought for sure I was on the knit row, but I was showing the wrong side. I could not convince myself otherwise, so I went ahead with a knit row, when I thought it might be wrong. I got to the end (148 stitches!) and started the next row and sure enough it was incorrect. I had already done the knit row, but forgotten all about it. I unknit that row and pondered a bit on how I should listen to myself. I also thought about how sometimes I choose to do things, when I’m almost positive it’s a mistake if I see that the only way I’ll know it’s wrong for sure is to do it. If it is something small that can be undone, I choose to learn from it rather than not do anything at all. I’d rather do something I know is wrong than take a chance on something that could be right. Maybe this is something I should work on? It could just be how I learn, proving myself right.
I’m loving how the rows of colors are coming together and I really like the yarn I chose. I’ve been on Fall break, so we’ll see how far I get next week when I’m back learning physics.