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Old 02-18-2010, 10:40 AM   #1
Sunshine's Mom
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Need to Vent
I'm so............UGH! I don't know. Upset? PO'd? Irritated. Yes, that's it.....IRRITATED!

I've been making a sweater (some of you may know this due to some other posts about "issues" - Thanks to Artlady, btw), and I've managed to get the body finished and am now working on the sleeves. I don't usually make sweaters as I don't find them cost effective for a hobby, but I really liked this one and have been thinking of making it for a few years and thought I'd try it as I'm a bit more experienced now.

I have started the first blasted sleeve 4 times since Monday. I can't figure out why I'm having such a problem. For instance, last night, on Artlady's great suggestion, I am going to knit them flat and then seam them instead of knitting in the round so that I can adjust the pattern more accurately being able to view it flat. I cast on and start the twisted rib of the cuff, get about an inch and half done of the two inches needed, then....out of nowhere......I look at my work a few rows later and it looks....different. I'm not doing anything differently. I pull the work a bit to make sure my stitches are how they are supposed to be. They are. I'm focused on this stupid cuff to the exclusion of anything else. My darling husband, knowing that I'm irritated, is leaving me be (bless him). But, the knitting looks different. After a few minutes of nonsensical jibberish and radom mumblings, I rip the darn thing out - - - AGAIN!!!

Deep breath.

I know you've all been here. I'm so irritated I'm practically convinced to forget the sleeves all together and have a charming vest instead. On the other hand......I will NOT be beaten by a sleeve. Now, I'm on a mission. A dreadful, dreadful mission.

This is why I stick to socks. Nobody gets hurt.
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