Six Sleeves ~ Mountain Mama

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Six Sleeves

"Experienced knitters don't make fewer mistakes than new knitters.  They make bigger ones faster."--Yarn Harlot
  1. Cast-on.  Knit.  Get 20 rows from the end and wonder why it's not right.  Discover that you increased every 8th row 10 times and not every 10th row 8 times.  Frog.*
  2. Cast-on.  Knit.  Make some inexplicable error in the math.  Curse.  Frog.
  3. Cast on again, Knit.  Bind off.  Phew!
  4. Cast on for second sleeve.  Knit.  Bind off.  Realize you cast on the wrong number of stitches.  Frog.
  5. Cast on.  Knit.  Get to end and realize you forgot an increase.  Frog.
  6. Cast-on.  Knit.  Bind off. 
It's a gift for someone.  It needs to be perfect. 

Also it's fat yarn which means I can finish this jacket in no time at all anything more than 3-4 stitches makes a real difference in the measurements.

*Frog, frogging: Pulling the needle out of your knitting and unraveling a large amount.  Derived from the sound/motion "rip-it, rip-it"

1 comment:

  1. Funny--I just read about Yarn Harlot's funny socks and her bigger mistake faster! I have a little pay-it-forward gift for you--we should get together for coffee or wine sometime!


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