Ok, so this is another whoops or more like FFS!
So there I am, cracking on with the next section of the blanket. Remember, this is after ripping back 25 rows, crochet back to start the next section, then realising I went wrong (again) and ripping back the border. Then redoing the border and the next few rows of the new section and realising the lines either side of the border were not matching up. On checking and counting stitches, I saw I missed out two long stitches on one end before the border. Ripping back again. 😦
You still with me?
Now I am on the next section and I was thinking I am doing well. I start shaping the curve and … Bang! FFS! One of the ovals didn’t have the right number of Front Posts.
I counted back and fore on the row just after the border and then before the border. It was the same issue.
You probably know that feeling. You sit there thinking “How the f**k have I missed this?” So I am looking out to see where it went wrong. And I find it waaaaayyyy back around row 12. Great! Seems that I skipped a post and didn’t even notice through the rest of the work.
It’s that feeling when you want to cradle your head in your hands and cry. Or bang your head against a wall. Or throw the work out the window.
Anyway, I may be brave and rip out 25 rows, but I am not ripping back about 50! I just need to live with it. This isn’t a gift for anyone, so that’s ok.
This picture is a good section.
The annoying thing is… this pattern is not difficult. Sure, there are parts, usually at the start or end, that I need to read a couple of times. But that’s to try and make sure it comes out right. Laughable, I know, because it’s tripped me up a couple of times.
It’s my day off tomorrow, so ideally I want to get one of the repeats complete, barring any further mishaps.
A question for you all – have you had a piece of work that could have:
- Chucked in a corner in frustration
- Buried in the deepest, darkest part of your stash bin
- Ripped apart to remove all evidence of failure
- Turned to the drink to see you through to the bitter end
As they used to say on television, answers on a postcode. 🙂 Or in this modern, digital world, in the comments section.
Happy crafting and stay safe.