Friday, October 07, 2005

Don't laugh too hard...

Let me just preface this by saying that I have a head cold (for which I took a night-time cold pill which is making me feel drunk--but NOT in a good way-- as I type this) and I'm not normally this dumb. Really.

I'm working on a shawl design for the Shetland Lace Workshop over at the EZasPi list, which 'm designing as a circular (same start as the Frost Flowers and Leaves, some in the First Book of Modern Lace by Kinzel and others, I assume).

So I'm working on my cast-on, then my two plain rows of knitting, then I start into my chart (which I worked on for TWO DAYS). O.K., ktbl, yo, k, yo. Good, got that. Now here's the DOH! part: I forgot to do the next row as a plain round.

So, I try to start in immediately on round 5, only it was round 4—I didn't have that pesky plain row in there. "Huh," I'm thinking to myself, "how the hell do you put two yos together and have something workable in this pattern?!?"

Now mind you, I didn't have this thought just once; I've been stumbling over that ALL DAY. So I get through with round 3. For the third time. And I'm sitting there starting at it thinking WTH?? This is about the time I'm sure others have been tempted to throw things across the room. So I'm [still] staring at it thinking: "I know that others have done this. What in the world am I missing?"

Then, DING! The light goes on! (So light going on doesn't make a sound, but work with me here!) THERE'S A PLAIN ROW BETWEEN EACH CHARTED ROW. Once again, "doh!" I think it's time for bed. Hopefully to sleep tonight for the first time in about a week. Why yes, I would like some Brie with my whine.

1 comment:

Shez75 said...

Hang in there! You're bound to get better soon. Those first shawls will kick your butt but eventually it all clicks. I've made my share of the booboo's and with my first shawl I was thanking my lucky stars for that lifeline I learned to use. GET WELL SOON!
Sheri in GA from EZasPI Workshop