Remember this? That was Ariann shortly after I joined the sleeves. Things were going as planned. I was ten rows into the raglan decreases.
Are you noticing my use of past tense here? Yes? Hmmm.
I was minding my own business, watching Scrubs, knitting. I looked down. I saw a hole. Now, this isn’t unusual while knitting this sweater – it’s a lace pattern and does, indeed, have holes. But this hole. Just. Didn’t. Look. Right. I looked at it again. I poked at it with my knitting needle. It didn’t go away. I was purling at the time, so I thought maybe it was just a reaaaallllly loose stitch. I turned it to see the knit side. WTF???? If you’ve knit or are knitting Ariann you will understand this – you know the set of ssk/k2tog Yeah. That’s the one. Well, they form this ridge….a straight ridge down the whole sweater. This ridge. This hole. It made the ridge, well, it wasn’t straight. I can’t explain how it looked other than to say, it made a right and then went straight.
I won’t show you a photo now. I can’t. What was formerly 17 inches of Ariann is now a really big yarn ball leading into about ten inches of the body. The sleeves are safely off on some circular needles. I’ve guesstimated what row I was at in the body increases. I am now not where I thought I would be. I’d like a moment of silence please.
On a positive note. I can now take notice of the amount of stitches I will have going into the raglan decreases and therefore feel better about having enough for the decreases the pattern calls for. Yep. That’s the brightside. Not much of a brightside, but I’m going to hang onto that. That and 10 inches of knitting is what I’ve got right now. There isn’t an adequate cuss word I can think of to describe this debacle. Apparently – I was getting a little too full of myself whilst knitting this and needed to be put in my place.
As a closing note, I’d just like to thank my DS1’s girlfriend – J – thanks so much for, first, reading my blog! And secondly, thank you for yelling at DS1 for not washing those dishes – he washed some tonight and it gave me the time I needed to discover the mistake I made on my sweater and put it to rights.
Now, I think I need a lie down.