Remember how last post I was so happy to finally get to the cables of the second hearts & harps sock? Especially since it took me four tries to get the thing cast one and ribbed correctly?
It so turns out that one of the symbols in the ribbing chart is wrong. I always thought it was weird, because it's two symbols that don't go together superimposed on each other. I decided to follow one of the symbols. I was wrong.
This is the problem with having a gap of over a year between one sock and the next in a pair.
Now, in traditional blogging fashion, I know I'm supposed to enumerate my hysterics, the support and jeering I received at the hands of friends and relatives. And so on. And so forth. But really, that sort of stuff's for newbies. An experienced knitter does this:
[mutters "oh fuck" under their breath]
[rips out the mistake and leaves it for 24 hours]
Yeah, not nearly as dramatic, perhaps not as fun to read about, but, I would argue, a better use of time.
So tonight I will cast on that sock for, yes, the fifth time, and I'm setting the double-knit jacket aside until I'm sure the sock is going the right way.
Because this is just getting ridiculous.