Although it's already end of April. The weather in London isn't spring-like at all. We had a April snow which hasn't come for nearly a decade. There is continous April rain recently. Because I am still not used to the cold weather here. so I decide to knit myself a shoulder warmer.
I already finished 2/3. This is the first time I stitch on over 200 stitches. I didn't realise how important stitch markers are until this project!! I struggles so much on stitch on.( Because I don't want to make a mistake from the very first beginning. so most of the time I was counting the 244 stitches and forget where I was.!!!)So I decide to buy some stitch markers. I found a new stitch markers from Clover which are like little locks which won't be loose so easily. so I am very excited about them! Besides, I learned how to decrease evenly. It is just a sentence on the pattern, but it is a big challenge for me!! I know the basic principle, but I didn't know how to make it. so I searched on line, refer my knitting books, ask Red, finally, I found the way... It has been 2 weeks, and I was short of yarn last weekend. It is not cheap to buy yarns in the UK, therefore ebay is always my first choice.
I made a mistake during this project. Talking about stocking stitches. Easy, 1 row of Knit, 1 row of Purl. But I was puzzled because I have to knit from the wrong side. I tried to figure out what it tried to say on the pattern, it didn't emphasize it means prul first and then knit. so I decided to knit first and then purl. Of curse I was wrong... that's why the project will be just one of the kind because of this mistake. I found I quite like this mistake cause it is just a little edge in the middle of my shoulder warmer.
I reckon it will be finished very soon. Hope I can share with you guys when finish!!