These beer boxes are going to save me from alot of headaches in the long run. So many projects could have been easier and more satisfying if I had thought of this sooner. Reminds me of something Richard Mattson said about painting when I was in art school. [And I paraphrase...] If you don’t start it right, you’re never going to be able to fix it. He was right. And so was Pauline when she said something along the same lines about weaving. A valuable lesson.
One amazing thing about knitting is that starting over neither takes much effort, nor makes much waste. Just pull it off the needles and start winding it back onto the ball. This is actually my third attempt at the project.
Alternating the spring green yarn with the variegated cotton changed everything. The pattern stands out more because of the high contrast between the colors, textures and weights of the two yarns. Plus I have no fear of running out of yarn! I was a little worried about whether or not the colors are too bright for a baby, but Rosie loves it. If mama loves it, it will be used.
I’ve also decided that since mama crochets, I would add a crocheted edging to it. That way as her little man grows up, she can add on to it and keep it useful for many years to come.