Looks good there, doesn’t it? It sure does. But I jumped the gun, worried I’d run out of yarn before I could realize what was in my head. So I, against my better judgement, decided to begin my short rows. I won’t show you a picture, it’s embarrassing…but I learned a few things.
1. Make sure I have plenty of yarn on hand, not just 460 yards.
2. When I think the bottom portion is long enough, keep going, about another foot.
3. Listen to my gut.
4. Winging it is fun, but needs a bit more thought.
My plan is to buy another ball of this yarn, rip back to the “waves” section and making that longer, by alot. I forgot to take into account that making a crescent from a rectangle will make said rectangle smaller, by alot. It came out the size of an apron. While not quite what I was going for, but it shows me my idea should work, with some adjustments.
I have tossed the whole thing into the Cedar chest often seen in my photos to rest until I can get more yarn. Might be a week, might be months, I don’t know.
So, not a total loss, or abject failure. A learning experience, one in which I grew a bit as a knitter. Not bad for a first attempt.