A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

June 4, 2005

Send Help!

I am operating under some knitting hex, I believe. Last night, tired of the heel-challenged socks, got to work on the heel of my first Chutes and Ladders. The pattern for this heel is
Row: *sl 1, p1 rep from * to end
Row 2: sl 1, knit to end

On every purl row so far I have slipped one then purled to the end, then ripped back and then--with luck--knit the row properly. Every. Freaking. Time.

So instead I decided to finally sew up Sam. I sewed in one sleeve. Looks okay. I started sewing in the second sleeve and it looked really crappy. I ripped it out and started again. Still crappy. I looked closely at the sleeve and saw that it was backwards. I ripped it out and started again from the other side but it still looked funny. I ripped it out and studied the sleeve (that I finished knitting last summer). I then realized that I had started the cap shaping on the wrong row so that everything on the sleeve cap that was supposed to be on the right side was on the wrong side. Which explains my troubles stitching it all together. So I ripped back the sleeve cap and am currently reknitting it.

Holy crap. Is it time for a new hobby?