So I finished the gray blanket. First seen in this post (at the bottom) on April 17. So that took a while.
And when I was almost done and feeling super confident in my bad a@@ knitting skills I stopped by the yarn store and picked up a pattern and yarn for a (baby) sweater! Me. Who always said I couldn't knit. Let alone a pattern. Let alone a sweater! Like I said, I was feeling confident. I told myself I couldn't start the sweater till the gray blanket was done so I binded (bound) off the blanket and started the sweater.
Things went wrong pretty quick. My "stockinette" looked an awful lot like garter stitch. Turns out, I have been purling wrong for who knows how long.
The knitting knowledgeable out there may be able to tell in the pattern above that there isn't the called for row of purl. Because apparently my form of purling is knitting done different. Oh well, doesn't matter (much) on a blanket.
It does matter in a sweater. At this point I'm calling this my practice sweater. With which I will (re)learn to purl, and learn to cast on in a row, separate for sleeves (and restart after a sleeve), follow a pattern, use stitch markers, stitch rib knit and who knows how many other new things. Thank goodness for knittinghelp.com. Still, the sweater is pretty comically bad.