My friend’s due to have her second baby in a few weeks time so I decided I would knit the baby a blanket as a gift. She doesn’t know what she’s having yet so I’ve found some gender neutral colours without being too boring (ahem).
I found a great pattern for a chevron blanket that is straight forward, or so I thought. I have restarted it at least 7 times due to silly errors. And I don’t yet have the skills to correct mistakes during the knitting process. Despite the pattern and stitches being pretty basic, I can’t seem to get very far without losing a stitch here or there (usually from missing a yarn over) then I realise too late when the chevrons are already wonky.
Above is the furthest I’ve got without the chevrons being massively wonky. What does one do in this situation? I’m not a quitter but I’m tempted to give up. However, I’ve bought the yarn especially for it. It’s a lovely cotton mix yarn by rico. And I really like the chevron blanket design. I guess I could do a straight forward striped blanket but it’s not quite the same. Maybe I should design my own blanket (pah!). I must confess, I am rushing it a bit. Not only because the baby is due in a few weeks time, but also because I want to join in on a knit-a-long that commences soon (I’ll blog about that shortly).