You know when you are so mad that your blood boils. You really feel it just rising to the surface. Yeah, I am there. I have been there since 11 p.m. last night...it is not going away.
Let me paint you a picture.
My kids are nuts. So, trying to knit while they are awake is almost impossible.
They are boys, and part italian, so I try to cut them some slack.
It was a crazy day yesterday...planting flowers...getting them to put down the dead baby bird they found in the sand box...scrubbing them down...get to the gym for an hour...make dinner...mess everywhere all the time...constantly repeating myself....all day....DH will be late...get them ready for bed...Whining...constantly whining from a tired two year old...I just want to sit and knit for one minute. I just want to cast on and do a couple rows of the hexagon 5.
They jump from couch to couch as I try to do this...I keep sending down to the playroom...I finally cast on and do a couple rows then give up and decide to just get them to bed.
DH finally comes home and helps with that...and I get to sit. I knit and knit....and start to relax from the hectic day.
DH falls asleep on the couch...yet again...as I knit and watch CSI...and knit...and finish hexagon 5. I decide that I could last till 11 p.m., so I cast on for hexagon 6 to join the whole garment in the round.
Now comes the good part. The climax, shall we say....
What...what is wrong here? I am picking up side b of 2 and side b of 4...hey this doesn't look right.
Let's just have a moment of silence for me, please.
Take a deep breath.
OMG! NO! Was it my mistake? Or the pattern?
Oh please...how can this happen? I thought I made it through a hexagon with a problem. What is the problem you ask?
Well, let me tell you. (my blood is starting to boil just writing about it...I may have a heart attack)
This hexagon is suppose to be 5/6 NOT 4/6. I know this...but I just count the stitches inbetween the markers...that is what you need to keep track of...please...don't think I am that stupid.
I don't know if I am so mad at myself or just clearly infuriated with this pattern.
IT IS THE PATTERN!!!!!!
After picking up 33 stitches from side E of hexagon 3, you are suppose to cast on 67 stitches, not 34.
The joy and interest of knitting this pattern is gone. I know I should have noticed, but I am constantly distracted...
For those of you who have bought this book, please get yourself a big red marker and write the following across the cover...
WARNING: THE PATTERNS IN THIS BOOK HAVE NOT BEEN TEST KNIT.
I have put it down. So long, farewell, we have to bid goodbye...
But wait...the doorbell...hello delivery man with my mothers day gift...
WAIT...What is this?
Knitting is sometimes very disappointing.
Excuse me, I now am going to draft my letter to Melanie Falick...don't worry, I have her email address from the mistakes I found in her other book...Handknit Holidays.