Lace, you vex me.

I have picked up a hibernating project in the past couple of days, after becoming frustrated that the Interlocking Leaves sock I finished was bound-off too tightly (I am undoing it and will re-do it using a sewn  bind-off). And oh, it vexes me. Originally I had hibernated it because I kept screwing up. I started it a couple of times, and consistently frogged the fourth and fifth rows because I made a tiny mistake repeatedly. The night before that I moved past that mistake, and did pretty okay, but now I have a mystery extra stitch, so I’ll be frogging back again to see what happened. I imagine that as I do more, I’ll get to the point where I don’t screw up on it any more, but this learning curve is harsh. I did manage to drop some stitches through a complicated decrease and then pick them up again successfully, though. So there’s that.

Perhaps I’d have more success if I didn’t watch TV while knitting. I think I’ll try again tonight, only more focused this time.

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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3 Responses to Lace, you vex me.

  1. Alternately, try drinking heavily. That works out at least as well for me.

    No, really, the learning curve is a bitch, but one day you’ll wake up and you’ll be there. It’s magic, Charlie!

  2. Lea says:

    Have you checked the web/ravelry for errata? I re-did the center of the hemlock ring 4 times before I found the errata!

    • HappyGoth says:

      Ah, no. But it is very straightforward and works very well when I’m paying attention. There’s a point at which it will go smoothly, but I haven’t reached it yet.

      Aargh. Thanks, though.

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