I hate days like this. I should be working but 100 other things are running through my brain. Mind you, the thing I need to get out requires someone sent me something *last week* which I still do not have. *growl*
But the happy happy news is the Small Surprise Package from Storied Yarns has shipped! I am sooo excited. It had been a while since I splurged on something just for me. (Of course, I think I went a bit overboard last paycheck between this and my Unique Sheep order. *blushes*)
Do you ever have projects that just tell you "No, I am not to be."? Saturday, DH was away for the day with friends. It is a yearly thing he loves doing. I decided for some reason I have yet to determine, that meant I should cast on a new project. *blink*
I had said I want to try to knit four sweaters within the year. I added this to my goals for the year. I figured if I started with the sweater for Little Guy, it would be easy. And you know, it should have been...really...
I did a Ravelry pattern search and found a cute vest pattern - Baby Partridge Vest by Jennifer Burke. Cast on, got the ribbing done. Then went to start the stitch pattern. Scratched my head a lot. Checked Ravelry. Found that there was errata for it. But come on. It is a pdf! I really don't understand why they don't correct the pattern and repost it. It makes no sense with a pdf.
But I cast on again. The correct number of stitches. I get to the pattern repeat. Do a few rows. Way too busy for the yarn. I thought that it would help but it made the wild colors worse. So I ripped back. Tried to put it back on the needles. Managed to drop one of the stitches which I didn't notice until I started knitting the row. *sigh* Started tinked back to the start of the row. Got about half way and decided it was insane. I only had 1" of ribbing. Just start over.
So I made another attempt. During the last go round, Little Guy grabbed the needle cable and pulled it out. I didn't have any 24" ones left. So I decided to magic loop it with my 40" one as my 32" also have disintegrated.
I don't know why they all decided to fail recently. I am kinda hoping that Knit Picks has improved the design in the five years or so ago I bought them. Mind you, if I complained to customer service I suspect they would send me new ones at no cost as they did about six months after I got the first set. But I don't like doing that as they have been used a lot. So I can't blame them for it.
So I am magic looping. I do this all the time. I noticed something was a bit odd. But I just thought it was a gap between the points where I start the needle. No biggie. Do a little patch. Fine.
I figure it is time to start the body. Look at the stitches on each side. They aren't even. *blink* Really?!?
Somehow I managed to knit back a row on the same side!! *shakes head* So there weren't the same number of rows knit on half the stitches. *bangs head against desk* Really??! Yep. Really.
I went to rip it out. And pulled the cable from the 40" one. *groan* Really?!
It was a sign. I ripped it out. Put the yarn aside. Out of sight.
Score one for Ares, the god of war. Yes. I am knitting a baby/toddle sweater out of a colorway named after the god of war. Perhaps it is trying to tell me something.
Though I still have the yarn set aside and am thinking about using it for the Chris Woven Yoke Vest . Me, crazy... Why do you ask?! *grin*
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Posted 12:43 PM