I watched Austin Powers last weekend – can you tell? I really lost my knitting mojo yesterday – it was traumatizing – so bad in fact, that I haven’t knit anything since! So no pictures – I just can’t bring myself to post yarn balls.
First I apparently tempted the knitting gods with the comment on the lifeline. After I posted my progress on the shawl, I went downstairs, picked it up and proceeded to really mess it up. I couldn’t tink it back – so I ended up frogging the whole thing. Part of the problem (I think) is the needles I was using – bamboo – just not pointy enough and the join is terrible – it kept on getting caught. I was very upset about ripping it all out, but I want this to be perfect. But ok, no biggie. I didn’t want to do the whole provisional cast on when I was tired, so I switched.
I picked up the diagonal rib socks – and pulled the needle out of the stitches. I should have taken that as a sign, but nope – no problem. I’ve done this so often no problem putting it back on. But then again, knitting mojo disappeared – and I couldn’t get it back on. I dropped stitches almost all the way back to the start – on the diagonal rib – and couldn’t get them back on without huge wholes. Guess what I did then? Yep – frogged it.
OK, no problem. So two bad things happened. No biggie. I decided to cast on for the second Cherry Tree Hill sock. Its a basic sock – no fancy anything. Cast on 64 stitches, trying to be upbeat….knit the first needle – and realized that I had knit with the tail. Yep. Enough. Ripped it out, put away my knitting basket and just watched TV (what do non-knitters do while they watch TV?).
I was so depressed – in fact, I haven’t knit since. Took the needles and yarn to restart the diagonal rib on the train and just couldn’t do it. I’m terrified! I want to work on my Canada socks tonight, but I’m a bit nervous. I’m even starting to think that maybe I should hold off on the Brooks Farm yarn and do another shawl in a non-mohair yarn. Or maybe I should stitck to dishclothes until this passes…..