Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Knitter Disqualified for Straddling the Gate!

I just had to make an Olympic reference in my title, something that indicates that I screwed up. Last night, I saw a skier (I think) get disqualified for "straddling the gate", whatever that is, so I figured that suited me. Anyway, here's my story...

On Friday, I was so excited to start my project that I couldn't wait to get home from school. I couldn't wait to finally twist my Cotton-Ease into Debbie Bliss' Katy. By Saturday, my wrists were aching, but I was still going strong and making good progress. By Saturday night, I had even finished the back, which I thought was quite an accomplishment. I had to take Advil in order to alleviate the pain in my wrists, but who's keeping track? By Sunday, I had fallen flat on my face, tripped on my toe pick, failed to get full rotation in my triple axel. The thing I feared most had happened to me: I had lost momentum and focus because I had become bored with my project. I think I might need to join the "I Hate My Project" team. As a result, I made this mistake:

Can you spot it? I obviously couldn't for 6 inches! In my defense, I cast on and did the first 3 inches while I was talking on the phone. Every once in a while, I'd look at the sweater and think, something doesn't look right, but I couldn't figure it out. Finally, at the point I was in this picture, I saw it! I asked J if I could possibly leave it - after all, if I hadn't noticed, maybe no one else would either, right? But she said I absolutely had to fix it. So, rather than do that, I decided to work on the sleeves instead. I figured avoidance was the key. I've made OK progress on them. I'm hoping that I can finish them by Thursday night and get back to the front on Friday afternoon. I'll post pictures of my progress on Friday.

Go Olympic Project Haters!


Blogger Disentangled said...

Hmmm, I still don't see it. So, my vote is it's fine the way it is ;-)

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Lissy said...

I'll bite. What's wrong with it? Enquiring readers want to know!

10:50 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

She's missing a rib between two cables. Ouch.

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

yah, that definitely sucks. You gotta ribbit..... it looks great otherwise!

1:30 PM  

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