Every few years I decide to take up knitting again. I knit a few scarves and then move on to another hobby. This year I decided to take a class. (I love taking classes!)
As most of us in the beginning class knew a little something about knitting already, we each decided to make a cowl. Here’s how it goes: Cast on 70 stitches. Join. Knit while the working yarn is thin; purl when the working yarn is thick. Bind off.
How hard can it be?
Here’s what I ended up with.
I was so proud of myself for finishing the cowl before the second class, that is, until I showed my work to the instructor. She was very nice; one of those who murmurs, “Well, isn’t that interesting.”
One problem I had is that I didn’t know what it was supposed to look like. Somehow the instructor hadn’t shown us the shop sample in the first class. Oh.
Where did I go wrong? Probably in more than one place, from the looks of it. I bought another skein of yarn and tried it again.
Here are both cowls, the first effort on top. I’m not sure what to do with the first one. It’s too short to be a hula skirt.