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Monday, November 28, 2005
Two steps forward....
One step back.
This is where I was Saturday night:
Fifteen minutes later:
As I was nearing the end of my second sleeve, I decided to pick up the first sleeve and make sure they match. Of course I made notes but I like to read my knitting. That's when I realized what a dope I am. My notes and my knitting of the first sleeve did not match.
When I knew my gauge was going to be off, I sat with my little calculator and made notes about what the sleeve is supposed to be like. Great! Directions to follow. But did I follow them? Noooooooooo.
At some point in the first sleeve I must have been kicked in the head so hard that I temporarily lost my ability to count. No wonder the first sleeve seemed slightly more monotonous than the second one.
Come to find out, it was 2 extra stitches and 8 rows more monotonous. Frogging sucks. So I held up my arm and the sleeve. Stubby arms do not do well with an extra 8 rows. I can't get away with it. A froggin' we must go.
Here's where I am now:
Eris and Rogue will be meeting up this Friday for the final push of the knit off. There will be face to face trash talking. Needles clashing in battle. Or maybe we'll put down the knits and go shopping instead. Good thing they're closed on Sundays.