I was going to show you my progress on the lime lace project today, however, that project is in time out. I’m mad at it.
Saturday morning I was working on it, starting a new pattern round. The stitch count didn’t work. There was something wrong. I counted, then recounted, and counted again. Only after knitting and tinking 12 stitches, 4 times, did I see that there was a very small notation at the beginning of the chart on row 83. “1M.Z.” Oh. What the heck does this mean?
I remembered reading on Ravelry that on some rows you have to shift the start of the round 1 stitch ahead or behind. I guessed that I needed to move 1 stitch backwards (zuruk) and indeed, once I did that, the stitch count came out perfect. On I went.
However, moving these stitches around means moving the stitch markers and somehow, I have no idea how, I dropped the stitch marker, went to reach for it, and pulled the stitches off the needles and dropped 3 stitches. And they fell. And fell. This is at the mesh section. You know, with double yarn overs and ssk and k2t stitches making a mesh. I tried to recover and knit it back up, but it looked bad and I was not happy.
I tinked back 3 rounds. That took well over an hour. Then proceeded to drop 2 more stitches and tinked back 2 more rounds. And then when I tried to start knitting again nothing looked right. It was, by then, 9pm Saturday night. Screw you lace knitting. I obsessed over this thing all day and couldn’t face it anymore.
I put it down at the end of the couch and there it has sat all day. In time out. It’s been a long time since I’ve gone a day without knitting, but today is a break day. Tomorrow will be better.
The above photo was taken out of our living room window this morning. Isn’t he pretty?