Sunday, September 16, 2007
So I didn't go to bed until 3AM this morning.
Why? You ask
Because of thisLets call this Exhibit A of the "1AM I Can't Believe I Gotta Frog This Tantrum" (hence the dark pic) and 2 hours fixing it to get back to where I originally was before my mistake....yep MY error (read on)! Shish!
As you can see I have actually been doing a little bit of knitting......just a teeny bit. I casted on for the Fitted Knits Coquette Tube Top. Of course she will be nicknamed CeeCee (short for Crimson Croquette ;op).
After my thorough analysis of how everyone else has knitted this top up on Ravelry :o). There was some fretting about what size to do, but I did CO for the size 32" because of the negative ease.
Still wanting to have a peace of mind I decided to put it on waste yarn, after most of the top ribbing was done, to try it on (it wasn't happening with the Denise cords for this garment - so I had to do the tedious transfer - which was actually my 1st time every having to do that!)Let me also put a disclaimer out there at Exhibit B that I did not leave the house all day! LOL :oD
Satisfied with at least the top fit and knowing that I will be adding the cutest chocolate ribbon there to help hold it up, I proceed to work on CeeCee enthusiastically (as I always do when I start a new project Haha) knowing that she will more than likely be done in time for me to wear her at an event by the end of this month. Yah!
Well staying up waaaaaay past my bedtime and watching O.prah while knitting lace is a very good formula for messing up on my knitting. Sugar!!
I used my wonderful handy dandy index cards gifted to me by the lovely Janet, from the recent Back2School Swap, to write out my lace repeat pattern. I triple checked that I transferred everything correctly (even the errata that I didn't forget!) and proceeded to continue in my happy knitting progress!
Things were going well! Until the YOs were not matching up....and I was losing my stitch count! OMG! What is going on!?!
As I was ripping out the top, after making two attempts of putting a lifeline in it correctly, IT HIT ME that reading comprehension is sooooo fundamental. I was reading my even row "P2"s as a "P2tog"....UGH!
Isn't it funny how one very small detail can throw EVERYTHING off in lace knitting!! Haha! :o)
I had to undo about 3 hours of knitting! UGH! All my fault!
An unnecessary heartache that I am paying for dearly by being sleep deprived. My ritual Sunday nap will be happening today! :op
I stayed up until the wee hours so I could get everything straightened out and back on track. And I did. I wouldn't have dared stop in the middle of a knitting accident to make the mess even worse when I got back to it!
Here is what I have so far today. Finally one lace repeat down! LOL Haha!Exhibit C shows that I am still too scared to take out the lifeline LOL! :oD Even though it is all downhill from here!
Here is a closer look at the lace. It really is easy once you READ it correctly! Haha!
It's nap time now! :op