Well, last night I finally threw in the towel. I’ve been working (using the term loosely) on an afghan in what I thought was a fairly simple pattern. 7 rows repeated all the way through to create a repeated pyramid design. There are psso and k2tog on the rows to give the pattern an open look between the pyramids/triangles. I really didn’t think it was any big deal. Knit in pattern on RS; Purl the wrong. Simple, huh!
The only problem is I couldn’t keep those pattern rows straight. Knitted one less or more stitch someplace and have to rip back to the mistake, couldn’t figure out how to correct around the psso’s. I started this thing maybe 6 times and never got beyond the third set of the pattern rows. I even printed up each line individually so I could keep track of it. Total failure; must be attention deficit.
Anyhoo—I’d like to think I’m not the only idiot out here. Tell me your worse nightmare attempts. Just so I don’t feel bad about being a quitter. (My mother would have never forgiven me and is probably rolling in her grave. She liked to brag that she was a perfectionist; a trait she didn’t pass on to me. I like to get it done. )
BTW, I am totally amazed at y’all out there knitting and …sleeping, computing, reading… This pattern proved I can’t knit and chew gum at the same time.
Maybe I’ll just do one big seed stitch afghan. That I know I can handle.
-The Mod Squad