Knit-A-Long: Seahawks vs. Packers

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This game was pretty much eons ago! I wish I could say that I'm just super behind on my project, but the truth is I somehow made a HUGE mistake and ended up having to pull-out like four rows. NOT FUN.

Week 2: Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers (17-27)

Last Friday night I finished this game, or so I thought! I even took pictures for this blog post! I was so proud to be done with game 2 AND still have time to possibly complete game 3 before game 4 even started! After taking the picture I continued on to the first row of the next game quickly completing it and moving onto the next round. However, that's when I started to realize my knitting had problems. BIG PROBLEMS!

I tried my best to fix it on my own, even after Wanda told me to STOP AND WAIT for her to help. Stopping wasn't an option because it was only Friday and I had a mission to catch-up!

I spent most of Friday evening trying to fix my mistake, but in the end I gave up. I think my fixing made it even worse! I finally went back to Wanda and begged for assistance.

I got a Yikes, how many rounds? response and at that point panicked.

She calmed me down and suggested I YouTube Knitting Lifeline which might be able to help me easily rip out my bad rows. I did the research and tried on my own, but couldn't quite get it. I finally just put the knitting down and gave in to the fact I was stuck until Monday. Good thing I had a busy weekend and didn't have much time to sit and pout about my knitting problems.

On Monday Wanda showed me how to use the Knitting Lifeline to fix my mistake and I (sadly) ripped out four rows of my hard work. As I cried with each row I removed, I kept telling myself You're a perfectionist, leaving this mistake would drive you crazy.

It took a lot longer than I thought to rip out the bad rows and get re-started, but it got done and tonight I completed game two…again…all 46 rows of it!

Here's a look at the ENTIRE cowl so far….

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I'm still a bit concerned that it's a bit triangular, but Wanda keeps promising it's just because it's on the knitting needles…I hope she's right! I also have to laugh because mine is SUPER WIDE and looks more like tube top than a cowl, I guess only time will tell!

Oh and this picture doesn't do it justice on how long it is, the picture looks like it's about the size of a beanie, but in reality it's about 14 inches long!

Off to work on game 3….stay tuned…thank goodness this game and last night's were MUCH lower scores! I have to admit that I've been praying for a low scoring WINNING game. There's no need to have such high scoring games, low scoring works for me! Not to mention, if we continue at the current high scoring rate this cowl is going to be like 10 feet long!

 

4 Responses to Knit-A-Long: Seahawks vs. Packers
  1. Christine White
    October 6, 2015 | 8:59 PM

    Hang in there, Cori and wait up! I’m still finishing the Rams game. Cheers to low scoring games – at least for our opponents ;)

    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      October 6, 2015 | 10:09 PM

      Thanks Chris! I’m excited to finally be passed that game, it wasn’t a fun finish (for me!!). You’ll be caught up soon!!!!

  2. Aliza B
    October 7, 2015 | 10:15 AM

    I love when you said you are praying for low scoring winning games. I don’t knit, but I know how time intensive crochet can be. Knitting is something I’m scared of. Keep going! Can’t wait to see week 3.
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    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      October 7, 2015 | 7:00 PM

      I’m a crocheter too and knitting is completely new to me!! I’m making slow progress and lots of mistakes :)