Monday, November 21, 2005


We have a problem.

RE: Double Knit Hat

I have a bad habit of not reading ahead on a pattern. I usually just take it one step at a time. Imagine my dismay when I came across these instructions:

Begin decreases:
Color A: *(K1, bring yarn forward, slip 1, bring yarn back) 7 times, slip next stitch (color A) purlwise, place next stitch (color B) on cable needle and hold at back, place first stitch back on left needle and knit it together with next stitch (both stitches should be color A), bring yarn to front, place color B stitch back from cable needle onto left needle, slip both color B stitches purlwise, bring yarn back*, repeat *to* around.
Color B: *(slip next stitch purlwise, bring yarn forward, P1, bring back) 7 times, slip next stitch purlwise (should be the stitch you decreased above), bring yarn forward, P2tog (both stitches should be color B), bring yarn back*, repeat *to* around.

ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME??? I'm dizzy just trying to read this let alone understand it. And it goes on from there in equally dizzying fashion. Eventually I will tackle this. Eventually I will work up the nerve to dive in. But for now I'm going to do what any red blooded individual with ADD would do.... work on the scarf.