Knitting group limitations
I have the pleasure of being part of a wonderful knitting group. The women, sadly no male members yet, are a pleasure to spend time with. (Hey – no snickering about “male members”!) I learn a lot from the group and laugh a lot while doing so.
However, I quickly came to realize that at our knit nights my knitting should be limited to stockinette projects only (preferably in the round). Knit knit knit. That’s all. I simply cannot handle anything else because I have not evolved from my 5-year-old self who consistently got “Suzanne likes to socialize a LOT” on her report cards. I get distracted easily, especially when some is saying “you should pet my Buffalo.” Really, I simply cannot concentrate with that scintillating conversation going on around me!
But when I get overconfident or forget my limitations I end up with this happening:
My second pair (here’s the first) of Monkey arm warmers.
See the areas in the blue rectangles? Do you see it? Somehow I managed to turn what was a purl on the first one into a ktbl (knit through the back leg) on the second one. SIGH. It couldn’t even be just a plain old knit stitch. It had to be a ktbl. The twisted column of stitches stands out a LOT. This isn’t something I will be able to call “good enough”. I am going to have to ladder down the offending twisted stitches and convert them into purls.
I hate, loathe, and detest ripping back projects. I’m trying to convince myself that dropping down 4 columns of stitches (at least I made the screw up consistent) isn’t actually ripping back. At least it’s only two repeats of the pattern. It looks like I need to dig up my old report cards again and read through all of the “Suzanne should work on focusing on the task at hand” comments.