Bad Night for Knitting

rickrat's picture

Ever had one of those nights where you just really shouldn't have even started knitting? Well, I just had one. I started on the front of a cardigan sweater and I messed up on ever other row. I ended up frogging back twice in the space of 4 rows! I decided to put that down and pick up another cardigan I am crocheting. I am working on the decreases on the neck and realized somewhere I had misread the pattern and was about 8 stitches to short. Well, I ripped that one back. I then decided to post my woes here and managed to spill my beer all over the keyboard as I reached for the mouse! That's 3 strikes (not to mention alcohol abuse) and I am out for the evening. Hope y'all have a more productive evening and I'll see you after I get a new keyboard.


thairapist's picture

Ughhh Last time that

Last time that happened to me i was finishing one of the Habitat Hats from Jared Flood. I was near the end doing decreases in the middle of all those cables and dropped a few stitches and couldn't figure it out. I ended up throwing the entire hat out and starting over.
Oh well.

Thomasknits's picture

Perhaps the moon was

Perhaps the moon was affecting us adversely last night?

MMario's picture

It should only have effects

It should only have effects on were-knitters.

rickrat's picture

what would a were-knitter

what would a were-knitter look like? Would we be covered in multi-colored roving? Kinda like dreads, but all soft and with pretty colors? Would we sprout knitting needles from our fingertips?

Thomasknits's picture

We'd either frow sheep hair

We'd either frow sheep hair instead of wolf hair, or we would grow fur made out of crappy novelty yarns.

brucedow's picture

Like Thomabulus -- it was

Like Thomabulus -- it was the decreases of a hat -- NIGHTMARE.
Was just knitting away.... suddenly couldn't remember where I was --
what row? Was this a decrease row or just a knit row? ARGH!

Thomasknits's picture

I had one of those nights

I had one of those nights myself last night! I was working on the decreases of a hat, and for some reason I kept forgetting one of the decreases... I had to tink back an entire round once, and then after that I had to pull out about 5 rows... I realized after that that it was time to quit for the night.

MMario's picture

yup - one tiny goof is a

yup - one tiny goof is a design element - two is irratating, three is time to take a break or quit.

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

BuduR's picture

excuse me but I think that 3

excuse me but I think that 3 goofs make a pattern? at least that is how it is in cross stitch :p

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MMario's picture

of course! I stand

of course! I stand corrected.

Kerry's picture

I can certainly relate to

I can certainly relate to that.

albert's picture

I hear you. I'm coming off

I hear you. I'm coming off of a bad YEAR for knitting- I started 5 or six sweaters and abandoned them all. I could not seem to be satisfied with anything I was doing. I think things have changed, because I am about 10 inches away from finishing a sweater. It's a simple sweater, but the fact that I am going to finish this one is big. Will post pictures when I am done.