Wednesday, August 5, 2009
a giant leap
The last few days have seen steady progress on my first Glynis sock. Just a couple rows left on the gusset, then the foot and toe to finish. But something happened in row 7 of the chart for the top of the foot. The chart indicates that the third stitch should be K3tog, but it can't be - there's no corresponding increase to make up for decreasing two stitches. After expressing my annoyance to Gavin, I changed it to a K2tog and completed the chart. "Are you sure you're right?" he asked. And that was when I realized what had happened. I was sure. Without hesitation. I knew the chart was wrong, and I was right.
For just over a year I've been focused on my knitting - trying new things, trying to do things right, challenging myself to become a better knitter. Yesterday, I saw concrete proof of improvement. Because a year ago, I'd definitely have put more stock in the chart than in myself.