You all have heard about the afghan from hell…if not a brief recap for your reading displeasure: (this all takes place over several weeks)
I cast on…my long tail is too short by 8 inches…I do it again…ditto…finally I leave that sucker halfway across the room and it workse.
I knit 8 inches. The #($*%& falls off the needles irrevocably.
I cast on. I lose count 3/4 of the way due to paying very close attention to Carrie and Mr. Big. (ummmmmmmmmm Mr. Big, yummy).
I recast on. Life is grand. I knit another 8 inches or so. I go outside to knit, and I notice A), that this afghan is, very well, CHUNKY and B), the color that is supposed to blend with my lovely brown and beige is not rusty in tone but PURPLE in the light.
I frog. The frog turns into a huge snarl. Thank the Lord this yarn is cheap because I dont have hte patience for this sh%^ and into the trash that heap goes.
I cast on. Without that purple crap. It only two tries, but yes once again I lose fricking count.
Another 5 inches…and I DROP a FREAKIN PURL STITCH! Due to the double strand knottiness of my yarns, and the fact that I can’t fix a dropped purl stitch for beans, yes you guess it the entire thing implodes as I try to fix it! FROGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
So I cast on…YET AGAIN…when I get to my first row where count matters, I note merrily that I have added 4 stitches to an 8 stitch pattern…since you are already 4 rows in at that point, I decide its a design feature and not a flaw…and continue merrily on my way.
So last night I am surfing this site, and I see somebody’s lovely orangey tank (the shapely tank it was) with a big honker lifeline across the ta-ta area…and I swear the lightbulb flashed on and off and on and off!!! I had NEVER thought about using a lifeline BEFORE tragedy struck, and I found it difficult to understand in SNB how she wove one in and picked up the right stitches, especially with these two gnarly yarns i am using…I watched Amy’s video…and was even more WOWZA…I scuttled downstairs as fast as I could and spent 2 minutes putting a lovely cheap blue worsted across the most recent row…
While this most likely means I will never drop a remaining stitch in this nightmare afghan…I am just so pleased that I CAN drop a stitch and who will care anyway if I do! WEEEEE!!! I LOVE THIS SITE!!!