I really wish that I had a finished baby cardigan to show you, but I don't. Not for lack of trying, mind you. I finished the hood and was thankful for the return of my favorite sock needles. There hasn't been sock knitting on my needles in seventeen days! I was giddy with the thought that by the end of the evening new socks could be started. It was the added encouragement needed to see me through to the end.
The seaming on the hood took longer than expected. The buttons went on easier than expected. Balance. But, that's when it bit me in the butt. The hood. It's lopsided. There obviously was something that went horribly wrong when I counted my cast off stitches. If you think four stitches wouldn't make a big difference on this tiny gauge...you'd be wrong.
Off to the corner with the hood. It needed a timeout. It needed time to think about what it did. I needed time to think about how to fix it...rip it back to the cast off or start a new hood. As much as it would be fun to keep it as a reminder of what can go wrong...there is enough going wrong and who needs to be reminded of that!?!
Yes, Krafty1 made another stupid error. Fiesta mittens. You know I love them. So much so that I agreed to teach a class next week in making them. However, the last completed pair was in January. Like childbirth, some of the details in "delivery" of my five pair were forgotten...like the fact that stranding that occurs every other row. I remembered the "other" row when writing the class description and included the following: "Don't worry, there's no stranding involved...only one color is worked at a time." Crap. Another bite.
Emailed the shop, let them know of my mistake in advertising. They'll be contacting those who've already signed up and let them know. What was going to be an "easy teach" will need some major adjustments on my part since (in all likelihood) the students will need to be taught some basic stranding. Thankfully the class is next Wednesday...that limits the time for me to worry about my mistake and how the students feel about it.
However, not all of the butt biting was of my own creation. Technolgy has decided to join in. Henry has a broken "finger". More precisely, the switch that should activate the wi-fi is not connecting. (That orange light should be blue when the switch is in the wi-fi position.) Henry can't find any network because Henry has forgotten that he can because I can't flip the switch. Flipping switch. Since Henry usually rests in his docking station, it was good we discovered the wi-fi error now before needing it for a class next month. Henry will go to the "doctor". First, a fresh back up and then off to see the
geek wizard. Flipping back-up...it failed. (Do anyone else hear gnawing instead of biting!?!)
At my current "success rate", what are the chances that Henry will make it home in time for the "Knitting on the Web" class Oct. 20th!?!
Update: After writing this Tuesday, I ripped out the hood and discovered that no mistake in bind-offs...there are the same number of stitches bound off on both side. It's the decreases that seem to have created the drastic difference (look at the slant angle of the left vs. the right sides.) Aaaargh.....
No alcohol, or chocolate...I swatched...
Can you blame me!?!