OK, so hubby and I went on a long weekend (our "vacation" for the year) and I took along the makings of an afghan.
I can't remember the exact name of the pattern, but it's a free one from Red Heart, uses a strand of Super Saver and a strand of Symphony knit together, and is SUPPOSED to end up in a block or "checkerboard" pattern between knit and purl stitches. I started off wonderfully, working each side as instructed, and apparently got caught up in the knitting and failed to read the instructions....thus, I didn't switch over to the reverse to make the first checkerboard. It's about 8 inches long now, which seems a bit long for starting the checkerboard, and quite honestly, I'm more than tempted to keep going the way I have been. It's not going to turn out like it was intended, but on the other hand, it's not going to be hideous either. It's going to be like long stripes running the length of the blanket. Of course, by not switching, it is curling just a bit on the edges, but I figure this is for my friend who has a dog and who knows how many cats (depends on whether the kids are back home or not), and will most likely just be used as either a "cuddle up on the couch when sick", or " wrap up in it in the winter to keep warm" blanket so don't think it will matter all that much.
Am I "making lemonade out of lemons", or just being lazy? I feel stupid that I got so zoned into the knitting I forgot to look at the pattern, but then again, it is knit with love and although not the idea I started out with, one that will still be fit to look at (think 7x7 ribbing, LOL!).
Has this ever happened to anyone else?