Tuesday, April 13, 2010

No, You're Mistaken

I cannot be the only person who, when encountering a knitting issue, automatically assume it's the patterns fault.
Off I go searching for errata and possibly even feeling a little cocky once it seems no one else has noticed the mistake. So odd that I'd be the only person who has noticed! It does not matter that it's 3am when I get to the heel and find out I'm missing stitches. Or that my nerves are a bit off considering the oral surgery I'm undergoing in about twelve hours. Or that I have scheduled several haircuts before the surgery when I was well aware I'd be unable to drink the coffee needed to get through the morning. Obviously it's the pattern, such a silly and wrong pattern. Wait, what's that weird bulge in the lacey bit?

From dianadorable
My version of the 'Dublin Bay' socks are continuing as written after a little nip and tuck. Luckily, I only lost an inch which looks like a frightening amount of yarn when ripped from the unassuming sock. I'll be able to make up most of it on the train ride to work. They're being knit in the '07' Mariam colorway from the previous post and I've rechristened them the Culchie Socks, in deference to the Jackeens in Dublin.
It sounds ridiculous but I do remember where I was when the mistake happened. At that moment a pumpkin tinged variation happened and I was so distracted by this- coupled with the night out I was returning from on the boisterous red 'el'- that I double decreased. 'Lo and behold the two stitches that magically disappeared while I was scrambling about with the iPod and protesting to not have any change to spare on a Sunday at midnight.
Depending on how the healing process goes down, I've got both major projects on the table. Once the cardigan is finished, I'll be jumping headfirst into the next garment 'Panelled Effect Lady's Jumper'. 

From dianadorable

Edit Post Surgery... Well, fuck a duck. I'm definitely not leaving the house today with these chipmunk cheeks and awesomely swollen lips. I'm staying in, eating my pudding, and finishing these socks- Vicodin or no. I will admit to feeling too loopy to pick up 200+ stitches to the cardigan for the hem/button band. Also no rotary cutting, quilt sewing, hog-tying, or kitty wrestling. It's hard for me to sit on my hands and ride this one out.

From dianadorable

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