Just as the Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics were about to get underway on Friday, I decided I did want to participate in the 2012 Ravellenic Games, which I wrote about on Thursday, so I went online, registered the sweater I got frustrated with in January on Ravelry, and then proceeded to not do another thing about it until late this afternoon, when I finally accepted that the thing wasn’t going to knit itself.
I settled down to tackle the issue that caused me to throw in the towel over the winter – a lost stitch. Now, that doesn’t seem like much (and it isn’t), but similar problems had already required significant ripping back nine previous times, and I had gotten frustrated. With fresh eyes, however, ripping out a few rows and getting it back on the needles ended up not being too big a deal, but then I encountered a new problem – remembering where I was in the pattern. Solving that mystery required a bit of trial and error. (Read: more ripping.)
After a while I finally was making a bit of forward progress, and added three or four more pattern repeats. My eyes started getting tired, but I decided to do just one more repeat. Needless to say, I dropped a stitch again – and rather than being sensible and waiting until tomorrow when my eyes were fresher, I tried to fix it right away.
So, yeah. I’ll be starting tomorrow where I started today: fixing my mistakes.