I had one stitch too many AGAIN. Sweetie has told me to lay off the needles for a bit (rest of the evening) and tackle something a bit more manageable tomorrow. I am thinking that maybe I need to go back to my afghan or something even simpler; I have been humbled by the aran sweater.
My goal: start it on my one-year knitting anniversary. I will have knit all my Christmas gifts, I should have plenty of time and in December I should not mind working with wool.
TallGuy sent a very nice supportive PM that I wish I had read earlier about written directions. I think that my visual and spatial learning styles might be better suited to a chart. Maybe I will geek out and figure out how to make one on Excel; it can give me stitch counts, and such. It would seem that typing things out is not working for me.
So, for the next two months I will practice (insert Rocky theme music here) my cables. My peeps will be getting cabled projects as gifts. Knit bowls with horizontal cable rims; wine cozies with cable patterns; cable hats, scarves, beer cozies.....a veritable cornucopia of cabling. A cable-copua.
But I have learned a valuable lesson and, like McArthur shall return. I am humbled not broken, bloodied not bowed. The aran may have won this battle, but I plan to knit the sweater.
As Robert Browning said: "Ah, but man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?"