|Spring Bouquet/Lijuan Jing/Jojoland Crown 100% Cashmere|
I started this Spring Bouquet lace scarf so many years ago that I don't remember how long ago it was. I bought the pattern and yarn at the Old Oaks Ranch and Fiber Arts Center in Wimberley, TX and it is not even in business as a yarn shop any longer. I think I was there pre-Elizabeth, and she is now five years old. So the project has been in limbo for quite a while.
I just pulled it out of its time-out to work on it again. It is not a difficult pattern, especially when compared to the pattern for Currant, the many-cabled sweater I made for my daughter. When I first worked on this pattern, I was completely confused by the chart and there are now so many mistakes in this that I can't make it work. I tried. For ten rows or so. But where there were supposed to be 31 stitches, there were sometimes 30, sometimes 28. Never 31. I tried adding random yarn overs to make up the count, but that didn't work either and I still wouldn't have 31. Where did the stitches go?
I have no idea.
So starting over is the solution, I hope. I don't consider it giving up; I think of it as correcting mistakes.
Many, many mistakes.