Sunday, September 26, 2004

I've now cast on for the petal baby hat FOUR times. The first time, I got twelve rows done before realizing that I'd made big mistakes in the first pattern row. The second time, I had an entire repeat of the pattern done before the kids came storming in for the fifteenth or twentieth time and I lost my place. The third time, I wound up with too many stitches cast on.

Try #4 has the correct number of stitches cast on, the first three knit rows done, and is waiting for everyone to go to bed tonight so I can tackle it again.

Normally, I wouldn't have this much patience for any project, let alone a baby hat, but since I was put on bedrest at the beginning of the month, I've got more knitting time than I know what to do with.

Over the first couple of weeks, I knitted:

a pair of baby socks
the Bow Wow sweater from Minnowknits
a second spiral rib baby hat
a pair of cabled baby booties from one of the Vogue knitting on the go books

And none of those were projects I'd already started! This week, everything I cast on seems to be jinxed. In addition to the baby hat, I've started a cardigan for myself twice -- not counting the nice big gague swatch I did before starting . The first time I realized that it was going to be way too big. The second time, I messed up
the stockinette stitch. Don't ask how, because I can't figure it out.

Hopefully, tonight's knitting will go better!



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