some days it doesn’t pay to knit

I was trying to convince myself that since I finally came out of the knitting black hole with the body (I swear it was 16 inches forever and then jumped to 20 inches), that I could finish Erik's sweater by Thursday, our anniversary. To that end, I took the three pieces of it to BobaKnit this afternoon, prepared to join them and start decreasing for the yoke. On the plus side, I did actually manage to join them and begin the decreases. On the minus side…

I know, you're looking at it wondering what the problem is, right? I'll give you a hint, look at the decreases on the sleeves. Yes, they are both facing the same direction, to the left. Now look at your arms, do your thumbs both face left? I thought not.

We decided that it must be Janice's fault for not noticing that I was doing it, since she has an eye for detail. Oh, and she left early, so we all got to blame her. It's good to have a scapegoat.

Now, if you need me, I'll be on the couch, disconnecting the sleeves and trying to at least reconnect them tonight so that I will have made some progress on this sweater tonight.

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3 thoughts on “some days it doesn’t pay to knit

  1. Sarah October 22, 2007 / 1:37 am

    Oh dear! Definitely a standing joke at my knitting group that we all go home and unravel what we knit while we were talking!
    Hope it all works out! 🙂

  2. ames October 22, 2007 / 5:29 am

    My SnB meets at a yarn store, and I have long since stopped even pretending to knit. Instead I admire everyone else's work, wander the rows and fondle the yarn. *g*

  3. margotinto October 22, 2007 / 10:14 am

    I know, some days I wish I had a knitting horoscope, so I knew when to knit like mad, and when to take a break. I've re-started a certain wristwarmer 4 times, and so help me, if I don't get it right the next time, I'm buying a matching mitt and cutting the top off. That will teach me for thinking I had the pattern memorized. Duh.

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