So, anyway, I was finished with my aunt's cap and was still feeling in a knitty mood after all the gardening this afternoon, so I was looking through the Interweave Knitting Traditions magazine I got months ago and found the pattern for the Quiviut Lace Headband.
Let's put aside that I am a reasonably intelligent person who can read diagrams as well as the next man. The fact that I knit combined or eastern style is really challenging on this one. I've got Grumperina's conversion sheet out, but I'm still damned if I can get the right leaning decreases to look right.
So I frog back to the first row. I start western style knitting. I can do it, it's just slow as molasses in January. You would figure that following the directions knitting in the style the pattern was written in would help.... No, it's all the tbl's. I knit one through the back loop and my mind switches right back to combined. GAH!
OK, this is a practice swatch. Yeah, that's the ticket... I've got to get this, my oldest daughter actually asked me to knit it for her. Such a simple thing. I'm going to bed now, this is just silly.