Yesterday was strange. Very strange. Work went fine, it was after I got home that things got a little odd. Nothing seemed to work correctly.
To begin with, we were under a tornado watch. The initial news of that happened while I was still at work. I was slightly irritated because I had wanted to get home and clean out/vacuum my car. Once I was home, I cleaned out the car, and began the vacuum process. The wind picked up and I could hear the thunder. In fact, fat drops of rain began falling as I was vacuuming the last area of the car. So I hurried to put the car in the garage, leaving the cleaning of the dash for another day. By the time I put the car away and went upstairs, the sun was back out and the thunder gone! It never did storm.
So I decided to take a picture of my grover jacket so I could make a blog post. After all, I had worked on it far enough that one of the fronts was done! But, I couldn’t get a blog post up because wordpress wasn’t working. We were in read only mode last evening and that was highly frustrating.
So, I decided Bug should get a bath. I knew I had a few other chores for the evening but had decided her bath time would be my little knitting break. I got her squared away in the tub, sat down to turn on netflix, and THAT wasn’t working. Couldn’t get to the website and it indicated that watch instantly was down too.
Then I made the mistake of trying to keep knitting. Where I realized that the pattern was written strangely, and I had knit double the amount of stitches necessary for the front. Which means I had to frog. I had to frog FUZZY YARN! May I quickly insert a grumble about the way the pattern is written? I learned with brioche stitch, or estonian patent stitches, that the YO and the slip stitch count as one unit. And I took classes, this isn’t hodge podge knowledge. But the pattern counts the YO and the slip stitch as two separate stitches! Causing my counts to be seriously off. Had I read the comments on the pattern I would have realized this, as it is covered numerous times in the comments section. I was not the only one confused by this. But I did not read the comments because generally they are all “Thank you so much for this great pattern!!!!!!” and that is just not necessary reading. FURTHERMORE…if I was the pattern creator, and I realized that this many people were having a hard time with that particular issue, I would have put a note in the pattern warning the knitter of this very trap! I don’t understand not doing so!
In any case…where was I?
Oh, so the relaxing knitting and netflix time didn’t work out so well. I was forced to iron. Which needed to be done. But it wasn’t what I wanted to do! I suppose I can be happy that I didn’t blog about the incorrect jacket though. I’ll have a new blog post for you later, with a picture of a sock. That is right, a plain boring sock I am not likely to screw up!