After that, I immediately jumped back into the Damson. Which is awesome, and I adore the pattern, but I swear that either I get stupider every time I try to knit it, or the pattern itself is just evil. I got all the way up to the lace section and discovered that I'd screwed up about 25 rows back.
I ripped back (by the way, Mal sock rips out beautifully and is fairly sticky so you won't loose too many stitches) and reknit. And got back to the lace section. I worked on the first row of it this morning and by the time I got to the middle section, I discovered that I was exactly 10 stitches off count. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDGE. So I tinked, counted, was still 10 off, thus I screwed up in the garter stitch section, AGAIN.
I'm currently in the process of tinking back to the garter stitch section to see exactly where I screwed up. Unfortunately, 10 stitches off is a completely awful number of stitches to be off in this pattern, because it is not the sum of the stitches added for two rows (which would be 8)
I looked at all my yarn overs in the middle of the pattern and they are correct, and it doesn't look like I missed any at the edges, so I have no freakin clue where the hell I messed up.
That said, I might just fudge the pattern a wee bit going forward. It might help. With my sanity anyway.
ON the plus side, the orchid show at the nybg opened, and we went. It was gorgeous. Such a riot of color and scent, and so needed after a long tough winter.
Here are some shots I took with my phone. My friend Auffermann took some beautiful photos, but unfortunately those are on a different computer.
Unfortunately, my poor phone can't handle a lot of light, but here is a picture of the main room which is just floor to ceiling white orchids:
My little orchid, Georgia:
Another large room full of orchids:
I'm amazed my phone picked up the colors of this one:
Everybody's favorite orchid name:
And what the Golddigger Fuchs Mandarin look like:
And finally, one that is just really pretty:
I'm sorry for the long lags between posts. And for not reading anybody's blog right now. I've just felt a complete lack of interest in doing much of anything (except knitting) recently. It's probably due to my tummy issues. I have ok days and I have horrendous days, but I haven't felt GOOD for a while. I'm working on it.
I am knitting my little heart out and listening to Outlander. It's a fabulous book to knit along to. And since I only have Damson on the needles right now, I feel like it's the right time to start another project, no?
Have a good week. I'll be back when I'm back.