The Bumpy Road

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.

4 thoughts on “The Bumpy Road

  1. You are doing great! Congratulations! There are so many ways to join new yarn. I have not used the method you showed yet but I hear it is a great one.

  2. Congratulations on your yarn baby! Slipknots can be tricky, but when you have the hang of it you’re flying! I’m so glad you’ve shared your journey! When a mistake is made, if it’s a big 1,frog it, if it’s hardly noticeable, leave it in 😊 good luck with the rest of your awesome journey!

  3. Fantastic! Congratulations on your slip knot victory! Your journey will continue to get better, you’re doing great! Keep up the great work and thank you for sharing your journey!

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