The projects I've knitted during my blogging absence have all been pretty simple and variations on a theme. I played with adding some prettifying columns of YOs to the Generic Garter Stitch Scarf in Noro as popularized by, though he says not invented by, brooklyntweed/Jared. When I've finished my current one, I'll post photos and yarn requirements for a couple gauges in a couple sizes each.
One of these scarves gave me fits trying to figure out where and how I kept making a perplexing error.
Now, you need to know that I'm a counter. I habitually count my stitches or talk them in my mind while I knit. Sometimes I won't when knitting a really basic stitch while reading or watching a movie. Or I may not when I knit something requiring attention to a chart.
But on something like this my mind would repeat 'knit 1, knit 2, knit n, YO, K2tog' all the way across the right side then count the stitches as I knit back. It's part of the rhythm of my knitting and it can be useful in catching errors.
Except when it doesn't.
At least a dozen times on this one scarf I had to rip back for as many as three spots where I had somehow short-rowed. A couple of times I ended up with these odd rows when I very careful counted everything and marked rows to keep track.
I never could figure out how I did them. And I only did them in this scarf, not the other three I did as variations on the theme.
I do believe in ghosts. I do believe in ghosts. I do believe in ghosts - at least in my brain.
Does The Wizard of Oz still run on TV every year? If so, why not?