What a pain in the patootie to work.
Nineteen little eight stitch triangles. Back and forth and back and forth.
Ok, that was an exaggeration. I'm knitting backwards instead of turning and purling. Turns out it's a useful skill to have, you should learn it.
Not that it makes things easier. I'm totally taking a break because my fingers were cramping a little.
Also, don't try to multi-task while you're working entrelac. And by "multi-task" I mean watching something on TV that you actually want to see.
I finished off this first round while "watching" Shrek Forever After. Yeah, almost restarted it because I didn't really feel like I saw it.
No Turning Back
On the other hand, I feel like I've come to far to change my mind now.
I thought the 10 rows of decreasing (every other row) at the start was going to kill me, but this foundation row was a killer.
Still, it would be a shame to waste all of my hard work so far by frogging it and doing a normal raglan yoke.
I'm going to move forward with the faith that it's going to look awesome and be worth the extra effort.
However it does make me wonder about the insane people who knit entire sweaters in entrelac.
Entire Sweaters. shudder
Of course it will only look awesome if I actually manage to finish it. If I run out of yarn it's going to look pretty sucky.
Does entrelac take more yarn than stockinette? It must, right? I mean, it's a stitch pattern and stitch patterns always take more yarn.
Well, I have another, different, blue skein on tap for when this one runs out. Then there are some green yarns left to fall back on.
But what if I run out in an akward place? What if I don't even make it through the first oblong row?
Man, I should have worked those decrease rounds in green yarn and saved the blue stuff for the real entrelac.
Wish I'd thought of that two days ago.
Ok, time to put the kettle on and start picking up stitches. There are oblongs to knit!