The instructions sounded simple:
Ten stitches to the top of the mountain. Add one stitch. Nine stitches to the bottom of the valley. Skip one.I'm not much of a crocheter, but how hard can this be? I grabbed some crochet cotton and a hook and cast on fifty stitches, and started following the pattern.
Apparently I am completely unable to count to nine. Or ten. I thought about trying to tell you that it was just the way I photographed it. Nope. It's that wonky, uneven and just plain bad. It made me think of Esperanza's first attempt:
The tops of her mountains were lopsided and the bottoms of her valleys were all bunched up. Abuelita smiled reached over, and pulled the yarn, unraveling all of Esperanza's rows.I decided to take Abuelita's advice:
Do not be afraid to start over.Going...
We'll try again another day.