ALDDSC. Totally. I'm not sure if it's progressive or not. But I am very bummed about the current prognosis.
|Yes, I am using kittens to talk about my feelings.|
Au contraire, mon frère.
I knit carefully. I used lifelines. I read the chart. I even counted out loud to myself. Yet somehow I contracted this condition (bacterially?) where I am unable to make lace. Observe:
Here is last week's Vlad. I had already had a terminal issue with the first attempt, had frogged, and started it over. Here we have a correctly knitted set up chart and the first two body repeats done. Correctly. The first attempt had the correct number of pattern repeats on one half of the shawl, and was lousy with extra stitches on the other half.
Now see the picture from this morning:
Houston, we have a problem. The first symptom I can see is that I have three hands here. GAH! Oh, wait, hang on. Forgot I enlisted my husband to help spread the lace out. Whew.... Ok ok, I don't know why the picture flipped sideways on me, since I did not snap it sideways, nor upload it sideways, but what we have here is a total mess. I have not enough pattern repeats on one side, and way more than too many on the other side. What the $&%@!!! If I can read a knitting chart (I can), and if I was reading the pattern in the language I am most fluent in (I was) and if I used lifelines (I did) and if I was even counting out loud to myself while knitting the smarmy bugger (yup), then shouldn't I be granted immunity from this kind of crap????
Therefore, without a doubt, I am afflicted with the aforementioned Condition.
Is there a way to treat this condition? Will I be Lace Intolerant all the rest of my knitting life?!?
Ok. Deep breath. I will summon the urge to rip back the offending muck up to the last "save point"/lifeline and try again.
Oh yes, I will survive.
got thoroughly annoyed set down my lace (shut it) shawl, I picked back up another project and made real, appreciable progress with it. When one project slaps me upside my head, I find it comforting that at least I can still master a simpler knit. I have here both the front and back of the Krista Tee.
All that I need to do with it is knit up the little sleeves, sew it up, and voila. Of course, that is if the Knitting Goddess/Ruler of the Yarny Universe doesn't have other plans for me.
Excuse me while I go throw salt over my left shoulder, cross my fingers, toes, and eyes, and spin three times counterclockwise while a rooster crows. Facing northeast. Whilst holding a skein of worsted weight in a color pleasing to the Goddess.
I need to go lie down.