And the disaster has happened. I was making my scarf and I noticed two mistakes… right in the middle. when this happened I wanted to cry because I was doing so well. I made the scarf really long and a I messed up. I dropped two stitches on two different rows!
While I was crocheting, my skills started to gradually improve. At the bottom of the scarf the stitches were uneven and sloppy. But, at the top the stitches were evenly spaced. After I noticed these small details, I restarted.
I was never able to make a slipknot, but this week I have triumphed. With this new talent, I no longer have to ask my mother to make the knot for me. I can now start crocheting whenever I want. After this week, things will be moving along less interrupted.
We went to the yarn store this week and bought a different type of yarn. This yarn is difficult to use and is very thick. The stitches I made with it are difficult to see and are too loose, so I have to work on getting better with this particular yarn.
While I was unraveling it, I produced my first “yarn baby.”
I finished off the skein of yarn and made a little less than half of the scarf. It took me a little over two and a half hours. For a beginner’s scarf, I think I did pretty well. Of course, it will get better over time.
I also learned how to connect two ends of yarn. This is a useful skill, because it will help me create a much longer scarf. When I make my next scarf I will be able to put multiple skeins of yarn together without stopping.
First I made a loose knot. Then, I slipped the other yarn into that knot. And I tied the other end around the first yarn piece. The knots needed to be tightened before I pull. I found that out the hard way. Then, I pulled the two knots towards each other using the opposite ends of the yarn pieces.