I started these lovely socks last week, and as I was knitting, I was constantly miscounting stitches. I couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong, I am typically extremely careful about stitch counting. I thought that because the stitches were so small, maybe I was accidentally picking up stitches as I went along. But, I kept knitting because I hate to rip things out. I re-counted my stitches again and again, yes, I had the number of stitches I was supposed to cast on. Then I pulled out the pattern again.
Can you see those instructions under "Leg"? Decreasing 6 stitches? Yeah, I definitely skipped right over that intro to the leg pattern. So rip rip rip went the sock I spent so much time starting.
I will let you in on a little secret, starting the sock a second time has gone much faster. You wouldn't see that by looking at the progress I have made, but it was much easier working with the small stitches, and having the correct amount of stitches has also helped as I move onto the leg pattern!
This book is one that I have had on my shelf for a while, and started it several times. But, I haven't read through it in its entirety. Since all that I seem to be thinking about lately is my garden, and fresh vegetables, I want to try and read through this book. Not for weight loss, but just for general information about eating a whole foods, veggie based, diet.
What are you working on this week? Has spring sprung in your neck of the woods?!