Once Bitten Twice Shy Three Times Surrender

I had such a hard time with knitting projects over the holidays that I can't bring myself to cast on for anything. Which makes for a REALLY BORING knit blog!

The Frost Flowers shawl, knitted by Eunny in 16 days, has kicked my booty big time. I cast on last summer and gave up after 10 rows, then tried again right after finals. After starting and ripping about 15 times (no exaggeration, for a change), I finally made it 45 rows in and was starting to feel more comfortable.... Then disaster struck. I somehow got off one stitch, and then tinked/knitted/tinked/knitted the same row 8 times. The last time I dropped a stitch and it immediately slipped down 10 rows. 10 rows of complicated lace. So I gave up again. The yarn/needles/pattern are stuffed in a bag that has been shoved back under my bed, where it spent all fall in time out after the first disasterous attempt.

I also tried to start Eunny's Spectacular Bayerische Socks. I couldn't even do the 1x1 ribbing right!!! Kept increasing somehow. Then, when I finished the first cabled round, I ended up with 6 extra stitches. This all happened after the Frost Flowers disaster, so I just ripped it out and stuck the Bayerische supplies into the same bag located in the deep dark recesses of under the bed storage doom.

Did make it to knit night last night- my Mom wants a Cherry Scarf like mine, so I cast on while chatting with the group. One would think that after four years of knitting I would be able to cast on for a garter stitch scarf.... Wrongo! I had to cast on four times because apparently I can't count to 24. Oy VAY.

Send good knitting thoughts my way- I NEED THEM!


Rebecca said...

Sending good knitting thoughts.....
Hope to see you and your cherry scarf tomorrow night!

meg said...

you poor thing! One tragedy after another. It will be okay.

Wish I could see you tonight!

Ryan said...

You sound exactly like me when it comes to laceweight lace knitting. I've knitting everything under the universe: Fair Isle, cables, worsted-weight and sock-weight lace, socks, you name it. But the one thing that kicks my butt every time are the laceweight lace projects. I guess what I'm trying to say is, you are not alone!

jeannie said...

It's the 2007-starting-new-projects-blues. I have them too. I'm working on at least 2 UFO's from last year a Moonlight Mohair shawl and socks (do socks count?). I have a bunch of UFO's, but I want to start something new. But then again, I don't want to do anything sometimes. ;0)
See you next Tuesday?