Monday, June 22, 2020

Four Row Curse

I finished the baby blanket! 


I mentioned this before here and here. It's to be a gift for my landlady's great-grandson, due in July. (She liked the yarn I used for the scarf for the Christmas present to my SIL, and she asked me to knit her a baby blanket.) 

She bought the yarn. She picked out the pattern. She told me how big she wanted it. 

It was pretty straightforward. It was a simple enough pattern. I got sidetracked with other projects, but then I got back to it. 

However, I had one big issue with it. Every time I sat down to work on it, I could only get four rows done at a time. 


It was a strange sort of curse. Some nights four rows was all I could rightly expect to have time to do. The rows are long (94 stitches). This takes a bit of time. 

But there were other evenings where I blocked out a lot of time to work on it. I put a movie on the TV. I had nothing else to distract me. 

Still, something would happen, or I'd get distracted, and by the time it was bedtime, I had only accomplished four rows. 

Ah well. Even four rows at a time is enough to finish the thing after a while. The last night I worked on it, I only had three rows to do. (And an edging.) 

It's another finished project for my Ravelry projects page.

19 comments:

  1. Well done. It's funny how things work sometimes. Be well!

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  2. Nicely done! I'm not a knitter, but is it true you have to rip a row out when you don't work on a project for a while, before you can proceed? Not even sure where I read that.
    As it is summer, I won't get to my WIP until fall.

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    1. I have never heard of ripping out a row. I mean, I may rip one out if I've made a mistake, but generally I can pick up where I left off, even if I don't touch a project for a while. (There's this sweater that I've been knitting since 2013. I'll set it down for months at a time. I'd get nowhere if I had to rip back each time.)

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  3. That's a gorgeous blanket, Liz. Well done.

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  4. What a weird, specific curse :)

    You did a great job on it. I bet the baby's going to love it.

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  5. It is pretty. Glad you had the time to work on it so you could get it done on time!

    Betty

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  6. The yarn looks so snuggly and soft (I think the colours help with that too). Interesting how the pattern worked out with crosses each side and blocks in the middle.

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  7. Hi Liz - love the colours ... and I guess 4 rows at a time, is better than none. Your landlady will be happy ... take care - Hilary

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  8. This can happen and you wonder where the time went. I love the colours and I bet she loved it.

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  9. Four Rows Curse would make a great title for a mystery book.

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