Tuesday, August 21, 2007

What's Wrong With This Picture?

Here's a pic of my Mason-Dixon After Dark Nightie in progress....



See anything wrong?

How about now....


Nothing? See, that's what I thought, too. I've had skeins in the past that aren't the exact yardage stated on the ball band. One will have a little more or less then another. Happens all the time!


OK, look here...


I gave a tip in the past about casting on two pieces at once and how much faster things go. With all the stress lately, I forgot to pay close attention to which "side" I finished with and ended up knitting on one side more then the other. I know the pic is dark and hard to see, but I have around 10 extra rows on one side.


OK, let's look at something else....


Looks like a furry placemat, right? It's supposed to be a scarf. Back when I learned how to knit, I was selling a LOT of my stuff. This was a very popular scarf (2003, also known as The Year of the Eyelash) and this was my third time making it. You'd think after making 2, I'd remember that I was to cast on 13, not 25. Clearly, I'm insane.


Here's what it's supposed to look like (on the left)...


I actually finished this scarf while watching this guy....


He's Anthony R. Byrne and he made a series of videos on recruiting in 1988 (the year I graduated high school!). If you can get past the goofiness of the guy's look, he really knows his stuff. There's 8 videos and I've watched the first 3 (while finishing the furry scarf). The videos are so old (and two are missing) that the tracking's off. My husband said, "You're supposed to be working, not knitting." I told him I was doing both and that I couldn't actually watch the videos as it would give anyone a huge headache (or an epileptic fit!) and that I could only listen to them. So there!
So at least I have an FO. Don't have any idea what I'll do with it. I'd've taken a pic of it, but you can see what it looks like in the second furry pic above. It's like the scarf on the left, just much longer.
The second to last day of Trev's school, Davis got a sticker from the front desk ladies. He ran over to me and said, "Here Mommy, this is for you!" and stuck it to my hand...
sigh.
Off to the Frog Pond, Ruth!

10 comments:

Romi said...

Uh oh. :(

sophanne said...

what a kid- has he had any good jokes lately.

(note how I'm ignoring all things frogged-lest I get warts of my own!)

WandaWoman said...

Oh, too bad about having to frog. I don't like knitting both sides of anything at once.Hopefully it will work out for you.

Throws Like A Girl said...

Hee hee! Stickers rule!

kmkat said...

Clearly, that kid is well acquainted with the essence of knitting...

La said...

ACK!!!!!! anything but the eyelash! ;-)

I LOVE that sticker!

knitnzu said...

Hmmmm... unless you're going to run out of yarn, can you make it work? Like maybe you have a little extra on one side (busty? big bum?) and that side should have the longer half?

uberstrickenfrau said...

Hey! that lady knitnzu said you have a big bum ! Those are fightin words...

Faith! said...

Frog pond? Did he know what he was saying? Genius child!

Diane said...

Love your sticker. We could all use that ... probably more times than we would like to admit.