Last week I finally figured out how to knit the Bold and Blended Striped Wrap. Fortunately there wasn't a setback at all when the seat of my chair ripped right across when I was at the knitting group and I fell through it.
I knitted at least three inches of the pattern when I decided I didn't like the way it was coming out. The designer may like the contrasting border with the pattern from the opposite side, but I don't and it makes the pattern more complicated. I feel that when I knit a pattern, I'd rather have it the way I want it than put up with a version I'm not happy with. What's three inches of knitting versus the entire garment anyway?
Yesterday I spent watching Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets while I knitted the shawl. Today I will watch Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban while I unravel it and start over.