Ok, I swear I am the star of a new cartoon. Or I might be the knitting coyote, and the roadrunner is kicking my butt over and over again. I feel like the anvil is falling on my head, for the eleventy-billioneth time. Yeah, that is how my knitting was going for a few days. Ugh.
First, I found a mistake in an old project. I started these socks like ages ago. I finished the first sock, but it didn't fit anyone here. So I put it aside to see if it fit my mom (elf feet, except no curly toes), and if it did, I would knit her the other sock. Well, it fit. So....I started the 2nd sock (after hunting for the stitch pattern for over an hour. I really need to keep a journal! DUH!). Everything was going fine until I picked up the gusset stitches. My stripes in the yarn were not matching with the first sock, and they had been until the gusset. So I compare the two socks. OH MY GOSH!!! I never turned the heel on the first one. I just picked up the gusset stitches right after knitting the heel flap. AND I KNIT THE WHOLE SOCK WITHOUT NOTICING IT! What a loser! So now, I have to rip the entire foot out of the first sock and reknit it WITH A HEEL TURN! Crap, I just found a mistake in the second sock too. I am ripping these, I give up. The anvil has landed on this one for the last time.
Enter second knitting problem. I picked up the Swallowtail shawl the other night. I have not worked on this in ages. I really have to be in the mood, and be able to concentrate, without distraction, to work on lace. Also, I am not accustomed to working with THREAD. Yikes that laceweight yarn is fine! Well anyway, I was knitting along (about 45 min worth), and things were going fine. I go to knit the next row and the stitch count was off at the end of the row. So I think, well I can tink this and fix it. Well, WHAT WAS I THINKING?! After tinking for about 45 min, I decide to rip back to my last lifeline. In other words, absolutely no progress after almost 2 hours of work. Sigh. I could have cried (if I hadn't been so mad!).
Yeah, today might be better right? My dad is having surgery, so I will definitely have some knitting time at the hospital. I am actually making some good progress on the Lopi sweater.
I have the back finished and one front almost done. Yay! Things are looking up. I just got a shipment from the Acme Knitting Company (maybe I can get rid of that roadrunner hehe). Just kidding. By the way, I always hated that cartoon. I did not think it was funny. I felt sorry for the coyote and that smug little roadrunner just needed a good slap (or a good jab with really sharp knitting needles).
(Please forgive the blatant overuse of capitals. A frustrated girl needs her capitals.)