Of course progress is all just a myth anyway.
On the Damson (Damson II, Revenge of the Damson) I was knitting along this afternoon on my way home from work (while listening to Melody Gardot, who is TRULY outstanding, and on sale on iTunes right now) and mentally congratulating myself for having gotten this far and not having any major screw ups yet. I should know by now this is always a dangerous thought process to have, because inevitably... I screw up. Go figure.
I started the lace section and got all the way through the first row when I realized, wow, I sure do have a lot of stitches left over when I got through the repeats, and OOPS, OH CRAP, I totally ignored an entire section of the directions. heh.
Melody Gardot notwithstanding, I was CRANKED THE HECK OUT. (well, that, and I'd had a truly craptacular day at work. Which is going to be the norm for a while)
Here is the Damson as it stands now. Very illustrative picture, no? (that, my friends was sarcasm)
Making my day less crappy is the lovely package I got in the mail today from Webs with the yarn (Cascade Eco Wool) that I ordered a while ago to complete the Francis Revisited. Which is important when we get to the next picture below of the Coraline...
Here is the Coraline as it stands now. I discovered something this morning. I HATE this yarn. Passionately. It's the Drops Alpaca. I am Not. A. Fan. At all. Anybody want somewhere's around 1400 yards of the stuff?
So the Coraline gets frogged. The Drops shall leave my stash one way or another (seriously, if you want it, post a comment and I'll ship it off to you.)
And I shall find another yarn that hopefully I won't hate to knit the Coraline.