This is mostly a knitting blog. Sometimes pictures of things I've made, sometimes not. I'm a guy who knits, I usually attend a men's stitch 'n' bitch on Monday nights, and I prefer natural fibres to artificial ones. I have a love-hate relationship with bamboo yarns: I love what they can do and how they look, I hate how they are made. I've been knitting since about 2003, though I really didn't get into it until 2005, while convelescing with a broken leg. I must have discovered something good, 'cause I'm still knitting years later.

Sunday, March 4, 2012


I have been kniting another feather and fan lace scarf (two of three), and was almost done. I looked at it carefully, and noticed where I did a repeat of rows four and one right next to each other. I am the type of knitter that if there is a mistake, my eyes are instantly drawn to it, and I can't see anything else. I'll look at the item, and see the mistake. I'll look over the rest of the item, and my eyes will instantly be drawn back to the mistake.

So I frogged it back. Probably 15 iterations of the pattern (it's a four-row pattern). I picked up the stitches again, and just didn't have the heart to tink back a row to get everything aligned correctly (I also was supposed to have 36 stitches, and I have 38 -- oopsie). I'm sure it will work out perfectly, but i was sooooo close to being done. I had plans for finishing it that night, and sewing in the loose ends. Now it is just sitting on my bed, mocking me.

I hate being mocked, especially by an inanimate object.

I will address the problems with this scarf tonight. I'll re-knit the dozens of rows I just frogged. I'll finish this scarf, probably by the end of the week. But I'll be looking daggers at it the entire time, daring it to repeat rows out of order. Simply put, there are certain things up with which I shall not put.