I've been under the weather for the past two weeks. My crocheting really took a hit too.
In the past week, I managed to whip out three stockings. From the left, there's the cherry red and white one (for my mom); the burgundy and aran one (for Big Daddy); and the purple/multi-colored one for me. Big Daddy also loves purple, but he detests this stocking. *sigh* It wasn't for him anyway. lol
On Wed., the 14th, my level of boredom was pretty high and I decided to try my hand at knitting again. So...I started a scarf. I cast on 30 stitches and was knitting one row, purling the next when low and behold...look what I saw...a hole. *sigh* I missed a stitch. So...I ripped it out and started over. I had about 5 inches of the scarf knitted and I found another hole. So, I ripped it out again. I have yet to cast the yarn back on the needles again. I am giving up on the gray scarf at this time. However, I have cast on another color of yarn and am diligently working away on it. It's rough going because I'm making myself pay attention so I don't mess up again. I will post a photo soon of my progress.
While working with the gray yarn on the needles, I learned a valuable lesson. See this view...it's the side where I do the knit stitch.
See this view...it's the side where I do the purl stitch.
I finally figured it out! It took me long enough! *sigh* I'm doing a lot of sighing these days, aren't I? But I really needed to learn this lesson.