Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong


So I'm making a shawl for Judah for Chanukah, and I've been making really slow progress on it. Epic slog. It is garter stitch forever, adding 2 stitches per row until you have 271 stitches on the needles, at which point you add a contrasting color and do a chevron pattern.

So I'm knitting, and I'm knitting, and I'm knitting, and I don't even like this yarn but Judah picked it s fine, and this thing is huge and I'm lower on the main color than I'm comfortable being, and how am I not there yet?, and this is ridiculous, and augh.

And I double-check the pattern.

Which clearly tells me to increase four stitches on right-side rows, and two stitches on wrong-side rows.

I stare down this shawl. I see that there is no way to fix this; it is the wrong shape, I don't have the yardage, et cetera.

I give a little whimper, and I slide the needles out, and I unravel. The whole. Damn. Thing.


I was so sure I'd have at least three of the four hand-knitted gifts done in time. Well. I have two - Mom's shawl and Adam's hat.


*eyes ball of yarn* *picks the needles back up* *curses under her breath*
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