Friday, February 1, 2008
I feel better now.
I didn't start the piggies yesterday, after all--I was too busy with my new, glamorous accessory. (In the end, I went with the Gloss, in "Woodland Sage.")
First my time was occupied by winding the yarn into a ball.
In my next life, I'm getting a swift before I get a ball winder, instead of the other way around. Or at least I'll be sure to learn the lesson that patience pays off. Maybe that way I won't end up with a huge tangle of beautiful yarn that I eventually cut in order to allow me to start knitting with what I have managed to ball, depending upon the kindness of strangers to untangle the remaining mess for me. Okay, not "strangers"--my friend Aaron. He's pretty strange, though. (Thanks, Aaron!)
This yarn is fabulous to work with, and I'm using my new ebony dpns. I'm so ridiculously satisfied by knitting this! I was sitting there last night, knitting along, all serene and pleased... and suddenly I noticed that I had finished the first round of lace, but my stitch marker was one needle ahead of where I was. Rats. But I refused to let that small setback damage my serenity--I just moved my stitch marker, and continued on. Peaceful. And suddenly, I had one too few stitches. Crap! Oh, well--I just knit that last one, instead of ssk-ing. On the next round, I had one too many stitches. Dammit! The solution? SSSK. Ta-da!
If anyone says a word about my promise to myself to go back and fix errors instead of knitting over them, I'll smack that person.
I figured out what I did to mess up, and I vow not to let it happen again. My feeling is that if someone is looking closely enough at my head covering to spot a small error in two rows of the bottom half of the first lace motif, that person is way too interested in my neck and should either get a life, or a wooden stake through the heart. So there.
Because the rest of this thing is going to be beautiful, error-free, and serene, dammit.
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