Counting isn’t my strong suit

1 Feb

Okay. I seem to have problems counting lately. Not only did I knit 2 rows too many on the back of this blasted sweater, but I somehow knit about 5 rows too many on the right front collar. I’m really curious as to how this happened, since I was actually using a row counter the whole time!

Row counter

For those of you who don’t know, a row counter is a little device that you attach to your needle and you simply turn a little knob at the end of each row. Really, how simple is that to use? Yet somehow, I neglected to turn the little knob not once, but 5 times! If I could fire myself as a row counter, I would! Except then the sweater would never get finished.

Pretty cables

Anyway, I figured out where I had messed up, ripped back, fixed it and finished that front piece. Now I’m trying to decide whether to move forward with the left front of the sweater, or knit one of the sleeves first. Sleeves are always so dull and seem to have a magical power wherein the amount of time you knit on them is inversely proportional to the amount of knitting you have completed. So the longer you work, the less you actually manage to have finished. Don’t ask me why sleeves defy the very laws of nature, they just do. Ask any knitter.

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2 Responses to “Counting isn’t my strong suit”

  1. Kate February 2, 2012 at 4:45 am #

    That’s why I stick to the tried-and-tested paper and pencil method of tracking rows. I can’t say it’s totally foolproof, TBH, because there’s always the times when I can’t remember if I’ve marked off that last row! That and I don’t use straight needles anymore so row counters would fall off/or get in the way… 😀

  2. Alison February 3, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    Maybe it’s pregnancy brain…

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