Finally I got it to work after three attempts. I tried to begin this weekend BUT! My Sweetie was working on a project that required electrical saws and the like, so the noise level did not aid in my concentration.
I am a rather new knitter, only my third year. So Deep concentration for me is a must. Having just completed the KNITTING part of a baby blanker for my Niece, and needing to wait until it is blocked before I can complete the project I start a new project.
Which brings us to FROGGING: If you make a mistake in your knitting and don't notice it for several rows, the best course of action for fixing it is to remove the work from the needle and simply rip out the rows you have completed since you made the mistake.
This process is known as frogging because you have to just "rip it" and move on. Get it Ribbit? Tee hee!
It's not much fun to have to frog your projects, but you'll be glad you did rather than leaving in a mistake you could have fixed. Also Known As: Ripping ;(
I have learned this much, one can learn as much un-knitting as one does knitting. I can even read most of the abbreviations now.
The Wedding Shawl I made our eldest daughter.
daughter after she opened it at a Bridal Shower
That was a labor of LOVE especially for a new knitter.
[Sometimes you'll want to make an extra loop on purpose. This is a way of increasing and leaving a hole for a fancy pattern. Try it now: *K1, bring your yarn to the front between the needles * (this is called a YO, yarn over). Rep from * to *. You will have twice as many sts on your needle when done. P the next row across on every loop. Watch carefully to see what that YO looks like. Beginning knitters often make these when they don't want to. ] TOG! [Together]
[ha ha like a dog NO it means beginning]