I get it. This is a learning experience. I am building character.
I am on to you.
Remember this bit of lace knitting I talked about a while back?
It’s the Muir shawl from Knitty. It’s really quite pretty. Doug finished his, and I was jealous, having hibernated this project at the point you see it above.
A few days ago, after my Interlocking Leaves (another Knitty pattern) success, I decided to pick it up, thinking that I had done a little lace, so big lace shouldn’t be that much more difficult.
I am mistaken. I have progressed a mere two rows past what you see above, which necessitates no progress photo. I had been going pretty well, and then I put it down. I picked it back up again, forgot I was on a wrong-side row, and tried to fix it (I couldn’t figure out why the yarn was on the wrong side), which made a bigger mess of it than if it was actually not right, and now I don’t know what to do with it, as I have one fewer stitch than I ought to. Kind of right back where I started, actually.
Lace, you are not my friend. Maybe we can get to the point where we’re buddies, but you have to meet me in the middle. This is no way to treat a friend.
On the positive side, I got a lot of work done on my Dragon*Con costume, so there is that. Plus I discovered that I asked for (and got) one more vacation day than I remembered. And I have a lead on replacement deck furniture (which will either be a. chained to the porch or b. stashed someplace until I need to use it).