Oh dear! Look at this! I finished my Aine Cardi yesterday and when I tried it on, I suddenly realised that it looked like this! I just couldn't think how I could have f***ed up so badly with it! Now bear in mind that I've had a bit of a flare up the last couple of days and have been a little under the weather, but I'm absolutely certain that as I was knitting this thing, I measured meticulously (for me) every step of the way and I knew I wasn't that out. I laid each front on top of each other and the damn things looked the same.
You know it came to me in the middle of the night what must have happened. I must have put that left side on backwards. That's the only thing I can think. Now, not only is it hard with that yarn to see where the stitches are piecing it all together, but there's a border of sc and then crab stitch all up the sides and across the back of the neck. I know what will happen. It has to happen. I won't wear it until I do, and only when I've unpicked it and pieced it together again will I have quieted that OCD perfectionist inhabiting the corner of my soul and whispering in my ear. *Sigh* I'm going to have to leave it a couple of days though. I just can't face it now!
So today, in a desperate bid to regain some job satisfaction, I picked up my (non) Pink Sherbet. It's an on again, off again project I'm afraid. I have to be in the mood for lace. It takes too much concentration and I can't do it whilst I'm watching a good film. I have to be plugged into an audiobook, or listening to music, so that I can count under my breath whilst I'm knitting - k3,yo,k1,yo,k3,sl1,k2tog,psso,rep. I feel like I'm talking in tongues. Add to that the curses when you drop a stitch, which happens now and again because this yarn is quite slippy.
But just look how beautiful it is!
I've also been adding some stock to my shop, including these patterned light bulbs
and this little sweet heart candle or trinket dish.
Did you know that in England yesterday we had a partial solar eclipse? At about 10 am, the moon covered 15% of the suns surface. It was a little cloudy here, so I couldn't get a good view of it. Oh well. The sunset last night was pretty spectacular though.
M is now officially on holiday for a couple of weeks. Wiltshire here we come!
By the way, if you would like to enter my Blogoversary Giveaway, you have until 4th August to leave a comment. The original post is here and it gives you all the details of what to do and what you can win. I've had some brilliant suggestions so far; thank you everyone that's left a comment so far. Why not check it out? You have two days left!