Exactly one week ago I created a monster. At the time, I didn’t realize what I was creating, but once it was done, it became abundantly clear. I am not saying there weren’t a few red flags along the way….I just chose to ignore them, as is typical for me.
You see, I was working on the sleeves for the sweater I am making out of yarn that I am desperate to use up. To say I am trying to speed through it would be an understatement. So I finished up the front and the back with no issues (strangely enough) and started the sleeves. The sleeves are worked in a rib pattern and all was going well until about midpoint in the sleeve, when I had to put it down over the weekend. When I finally picked it up again, I kept having these strange conversations with myself. Such as:
“I thought I was supposed to increase to 46 stitches, why does it now tell me 50?” “Oh, I must have misread.”
“45 cm just doesn’t seem long enough for this sleeve!”
“I didn’t realize that this sleeve was a raglan sleeve…I wonder how this is all going to go together?”
“Why would it ask me to begin the raglan decreases without rib? It seems strange to end a rib here. I think I am just going to continue in ribbing.”
“OK ok, I just don’t GET how this sweater goes together. Maybe I should read the directions (yes, yes, this has been a problem before.) Hm, why does it talk about knitting a collar? I don’t want to make a collar. It doesn’t LOOK like this sweater has a collar. I just don’t understand this sweater!”
By this time I had completed my sleeve. Only to realize that I had somehow managed to turn the booklet over and begin working on a sleeve for a different sweater about halfway through.