After a quick start, and a very easy pattern, I thought I was full speed ahead on my green tea with honey cowl. One Sunday, I snuggled in bed with Ella during our afternoon quiet time and was set to begin binding off. Almost done and a stitch fell off the needle. I thought I got all the stitches back to their happy little home and secure. Then with 15 or so stitches left to bind off, I ran out of yarn. Arrr. So, I attempted to bind off with a remaining scrap piece of yarn from the ball join. I tried to make sure all my quick fixes resulted in secure stitches and I thought I did ok. Well, one wear into enjoying the cowl I noticed my quick fixes were not secure after all. Last night, I did what I should have done all along: un-knit the bind off row and rip back until I had enough yarn to properly finish. Since I spent all the time fixing my mistake, I decided I wanted to make the border a tad wider. A couple more rounds to go and then hopefully a successful bind off and I will be good to go.
Yes. doing things the right way the first time. A lesson I always seem to need friendly reminders about.
You can see what I have been reading in my reading post from yesterday: The Violets of March and The Distant Hours.
I am hoping our Christmas cards arrive soon. The girls and I have cookies to make for a holiday party at Ella’s preschool later this week. I think that this might be the beginning of our family cookies as well 🙂
+++joining with ginny and her weekly yarn along. thank for stopping by!