Knitting Class Week 3

This week we learned increasing and decreasing stitches in my knitting class. I’m kind of a spaz with these stitches. I react much the same way I do when surrounded by a zombies while playing Left 4 Dead 2. Needles…controller, doesn’t matter which I’m holding. Jab, smash, panic! Heh. Anyway, I did finally make the little bow tie shape we had to make this week:

The other part of our homework was to make a gauge swatch. These help us measure how well we are staying to size in a pattern. That way we can adjust to make sure the project fits how its supposed to. We had to make the swatch using a stockinette stitch, but this stitch tends to curl. A border in another stitch helps with that but we were asked to not do one. So there you have it, a project that rolls up into itself. :P

Next week we learn to cable stitch. Woot! :)