Friday, May 11, 2012
two steps forward ...
... and one step back. My wrapped pullover was a lot further along last night before I went to bed. After completing the usual steps of binding off stitches at the beginning of each row, and after working even in pattern for a few more inches I was instructed to work a decrease row:
K2, P1, P2tog ...
That's odd, I thought, my row starts with a single knit stitch, not two. To keep the rib pattern consistent I decided to K1, P1, P2tog... and with the decrease row completed I worked even in pattern for another few inches. No problem, I thought.
At 2:30am I awoke with a start. HEY, my decrease row ought to have started with a K2. Mine didn't because I'd bound off a stitch at the beginning of each row once more than required. Aaagh. And wouldn't the entire armhole edge look nicer with a K2 column at each edge? Of course it would.
From 2:30 to 4am I lay awake thinking about ripping back to fix it. Okay, I was also thinking maybe May 19th was a good day to go to the garden centre.... and did we have anything in the fridge I could take to work for lunch tomorrow? ... and what should I pack in my overnight bag for dog-sitting tomorrow? ,,, and could I fudge the front to match the back? ... and what should I get my sister for her birthday in three weeks time? ... and if my table is delayed, maybe I should call the retailer and make arrangements for my sister's table to ship ahead of mine? ... and why can't I sleep. And for a lot of that time I was thinking if I'm not going to sleep anyway, maybe I should just get up and fix the d@mn knitting so that I can stop thinking about it and then I finally fell asleep.
This morning I ripped back and got all the stitches back on the needle. You're not surprised, are you?