My desire to learn was always strong, but other things were more important or pressing and it wasn't a priority.
A few weeks ago I decided to try again. I picked out the ribs and ruffles scarf pattern (as seen over at Amanda's) and got to work. Well, I didn't get far before I placed an emergency SOS call to a fellow blogger, friend and knitter, Karyn. After she thoroughly explained the "Eve's ribbing" to me, I was back on my way.
Along the way I had issues. As you can see. For some unknown (to me) reason, my ribbing kept skipping. It wouldn't stay in a straight line. Just when I thought I had it, I'd realize it wasn't matched up again.
And, at some point, it went missing altogether. I don't know what happened there.
I knew that I would not be able to wear this thing, even if it is the first thing I knitted almost to completion, but I persevered. I kept forging ahead until I realized I was running out of yarn. (I had another skein of yarn that I could have used, but I didn't want to invest any more money in the scarf that would eventually be frogged. In fact, Spenser and Sawyer have been asking to help take it apart. I think we'll do take care of that this morning.)
So, I post this so you can laugh at its hideousness. Go ahead. It's okay. I've gotten my fair share of laughs from it. Now it's your turn.