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Archive 2004: Potholder #2 – Live and Learn…

(Note: This post was written by Laurel Regan and originally published in a separate blog called “Fibre Yarns”, which was later merged with Alphabet Salad.)

Adapted from LiveJournal entry originally posted October 10th, 2004:

I started Potholder #2 (in red this time), following the same pattern as Potholder #1. However… remember the problem I ran into before? Well, I thought I had figured it out, and the solution I came up with obviously worked (since I finished the potholder!)… but in going through the pattern a second time, I realized that I was doing it completely wrong, i.e., I was putting the hook through both loops, from the back. Now, I’ve figured out just how to put the hook through the back loop only without all the stitches ending up on the hook… however, I just realized that I’m still doing it from the back and I’m not entirely sure I’m supposed to do so! This is starting to become rather funny… who’da thunk anyone could find so many ways to do one stitch wrong?!

I’m into this potholder about six rows or so… and now I don’t know whether to continue doing it this way (which is probably wrong) and be consistent, or try switching to the way I now think is right, or rip it up and start again! No, I don’t think I’m going to rip it up… it’s only practice after all… so I think the choice is between the first two. Maybe I should just continue the way I’m going, and do a third potholder, the RIGHT way, afterwards! Yes, I think that’s what I’ll do.

I WILL get this right some day!

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.