This winter has not been a great one for me knitting-wise. I've made a few accessories that were just okay, but not much else, and I haven't had a project that really grabbed me.
Well, I shouldn't say that because working on Oshima was pretty great. Until it wasn't.
I think I need a knitting win.
Knocking off a quick WIP was the plan last week. The kids were at my Mom's for the March Break (and yes, it was fantastic), I had all of season two of House of Cards to watch and plenty of Indiodragonfly Smart Ass Knitters/World Domination one skein projects to choose from. I got back to the Caulking arm/leg warmers and got to it.
I finished the first one and dove into the second one. Then I took a little break and started the Sweetums fingerless mitts. All was good.
Until it wasn't.
Apparently I can't read. I missed an entire line in the Sweetums pattern and didn't notice until 48 rows later when I couldn't figure out where to put the thumb. I was silly enough to write to the designer and it wasn't until she explained it that I noticed I missed the line in the pattern.
While Sweetums was working itself out I finished both House of Cards and the second armwarmer. Tried them on, did the photo shoot and then noticed something wasn't quite right.
The second armwarmer was a full repeat (8 sts) bigger than the first one. (No I didn't write down what size I was making, who does that?!).
I actually turned off the tv and counted the repeats on the first one twice to confirm the number: 56. When I was casting on, I distinctly remember doing the math in my head as I distributed the stitches on the dpns. 16 per needle. Because 16x4 is totally 56.
Except it's 64.
Twelve inches, ripped out. I casted it on properly and it's in the travel knitting pouch. I'll get back to it.
Sweetums is coming along very nicely. Almost done the first one.
I hope this goes smoothly now. I'm tired of so many mess ups of the easy things that I've been doing most of my life like reading and counting.