Knitting Update – Gioia
I’m an idiot.
First, I got distracted by the music I was listening to while I was knitting and had to restart my Gioia twice.
Then, I was having so much fun knitting along in the pattern that I totally forgot I was only supposed to knit the second section for six inches or so. When I finally remembered, stopped, and measured it, it was 13 inches long!
Then, I attempted to frog it back to six inches and pick it back up again. Hahahahahahaha! You’d think I’d know better than that. Of course, I missed a stitch and didn’t realize it, so the decrease section was all wonky.
Sooo, of course, I had to go back and just frog the whole thing and start over again. Nana and Auntie couldn’t believe I was starting all over again (you have to realize that Nana’s first knitting project ever was a perfect sweater for Poppa that he still wears, 35+ years later). I said, “It’s OK. I know what I did wrong, and it will be better this time and easier to do.” What else was I going to say? “It’s OK. I’m an idiot, and I’m really feeling like an idiot b/c this is supposed to be an easy pattern, and I keep screwing it up, so must be a REAL idiot”? I couldn’t say that! I was with my family, for cryin’ out loud. Someone might have AGREED with me, and then what would I have done?
All that said, I really do love this pattern, and I love knitting it with the Silk Garden. I have to devote some good time to it and get it done soon, though. It matches my new pink dress perfectly, and the dress is so boring (imagine a very plain crew-necked 3/4 sleeve t-shirt; now make it a really long dress) that it needs something to jazz it up. Of course, it’s due to rain all weekend, so I doubt I’ll be wearing the dress on Sunday, so what am I thinking? Oh, I’ll find an excuse to wear it…