Things are moving along with my Ghia sweater. If I keep at it, I can have the second front finished by the weekend and start sewing it all together! Very exciting!
It took me a while to figure this out, but one thing that has helped a LOT in following the chart is a little mnemonic I made up to help me remember which double decrease is which:
See those last two on the key? I much prefer the S1, K2tog, psso. The symbol looks a little like a Y, so I named it "YAY!"
The K3tog is quite frustrating to do with this thin, inelastic cotton; it always makes me say "Grrrrrr" when I get to it. The symbol looks like a bear's claw swiping at me and growling, "Grrrrrr!"
Now that I've made these associations, I don't have to look at the key each and every time I come to one of these symbols to figure out which is which! It has really helped me pick up the pace.
Do you guys do things like this?