All Rav'd Up
Are you on Ralvelry? If you have no idea what I'm talking about, you need to go to http://www.ravelry.com/ and get on the invite list.
This is an amazing site... such an incredible resource for knitters and crocheters, and highly addictive, too. I love the visual aspect of it, the community of knitters, and I love that just about any knitting information that you need is right there at your fingertips. Amazing. If (or when) you're there, look me up! My ravelry name is abbeyknitche. Somehow, I'm able to get my projects uploaded and updated much more easily there, than I am on my blog.
Ravelry has given me a new excitement for knitting.... and I've finally picked up one of my long languishing projects... Salina.
I was stuck, and put it down (without taking any notes..bad habit), and by the time I picked it up again, I had no idea where I was. Once I sat with it and realized where I was, I realized that it was the funky British wording that got me stuck in the first place. "Decrease every following 2 rows" wha?! following? Does that mean knit for 2 rows, and then decrease on the third row? It's so ambiguous. FYI (I'm sure everyone else already knows this but....) it means...
row 1: knit, row 2: decrease, row 3: knit, row 4: decrease.
It makes sense once it's explained to me, but until then, I keep second guessing the meaning of their ambiguous directions. Would someone who is a major Rowan pattern junkie consider creating an online Rowan translation/tutorial?