Subscribe to the knitting blog RSS feed Like this knitting blog on Facebook
Follow this knitting blog on Twitter Follow this knitting blog on Google Plus

Seen

Christo would be proud

After a few weeks of resting my hands (I mean, except for the part where I type all day long for a living), I’m finally able to knit a little here and there. Which means – heavy sigh – it’s back to the Rambling Rows afghan.

I have been working on this for my whole entire life. Or so it is beginning to seem. Just for some perspective, here is a picture of the afghan with a very large cat for scale:

rambling rows

See how big that is? It’s about four feet wide, and maybe two feet long. That is a lot – a LOT – of garter stitch. Acres of garter stitch. Basically, I have been knitting the garter stitch for as long as I can remember.

Which makes this even more puzzling. Look at what I noticed yesterday:

rambling rows

See it? There in the middle? I purled.

Sigh.

10 comments to Christo would be proud

  • I did that on a sock I made. Randomly, in the middle of a round, I purled. It’s a feature.

  • PICAdrienne

    I have done that a couple of times on my daughter’s log cabin blanket. Once I may have even gone the wrong way on a row, but I frogged back a few rows…

  • Northmoon

    “Oh the humanity!” or the monotony. Your subconcious must have rebelled against all the garter and snuck in a purl. I agree wity Ayla – it’s a feature.

  • Tanneke

    Don’t worry!! My dh always says that shows its handmde and looks very artistic.

  • Haha, it seems you were so sick of that garter stitch that you just HAD to do something different.
    BTW, that’s why I never tried an afghan yet, I think I wouldn’t be able to finish it…

  • Obviously it’s an artistic statement about the rights of the individual.
    Or something like that…

  • Did I knit that? I must have because that’s something I’m always doing.

  • I sometimes get confused between knitting and purling, too. Like the others said — it’s a feature.

  • I have been working on a baby sweater for forever and I just realized I knitted a row instead of purling… jeez… and I am HORRIBLE at pulling out rows. It never seems to work for me. Maybe I should just forget it!!! You can tell I am discouraged.

  • Erica

    Think of ht at purl stitch as a “Where’s Waldo” feature in the afghan. Regarding the not knitting. Congratulations on starting up again. I had to stop for six months and then started again with US size 10.5 needles. I couldn’t hold the smaller US 5 needles without cramping up. It’s great you can start up with the same project. On the other hand, if you’re that tired of it, start something smaller….