Knitting up the July Gloves from Knitting Everyday Finery is really enjoyable, but boy oh boy it really is the hardest pattern I've ever tackled. I've frogged once already. I didn't concentrate as much as I needed to and then I paid the price. This most certainly is a concentrating very hard pattern, but it's a challenge I'm enjoying. I've learnt more and more about this knitting lark over the years by just jumping in and having a go. This time if it works I've learnt more and my hands will be super toastie too.
This pattern involves knitting in the round, working a lace pattern, tackling a few new (to me) stitches and then working two separate patterns at the same time (which was where my concentration slipped and the frogging thing happened).
Second time round it was all going really well until I forgot which row I was on so I just guessed. Wrong guess, though it'll work enough for me. If I frog this glove again then I know it'll end up being half a glove for one hand only. I'm still enjoying knitting it at the moment so here's hoping I don't screw it up.
Something else I got wrong which I faffed up as opposed to frogged was the new quilt I started last week. I didn't properly count up the triangle squares I'd need. My quick and rubbish adding up has left me 132 squares short if I want to make the larger snuggle everyone under it quilt I fancied.
Lesson learnt. Take more time working it all out first rather than getting all excited about a project and jumping straight in.