Sunday, December 2, 2007

Norovember No More



Well, my intentions were good. I really did think I was going to crank it up a notch and at warp speed knit the Einstein Coat and be sitting here modeling it for you. My friends, there will be no modeling. I don't know if my pattern reading skills are off but this coat has been like solving a mystery. I was clueless on the sizing of the damn thing. My very smart friend Sam had to show me the A,B,C exhibit of the sizing chart. Ah yes, mystery solved and now I can warp speed to the end. NOT!!! I knit the amount of "rows" I was supposed to knit and this bad boy would cover maybe a small portion of my thigh. WTF!?!?! I thought this was supposed to be an oversized coat!? So I brought it with me when I went to the friday night knitting group to do a show and bitch. It is there that another super smart friend of mine.....Stacey.....pointed out that the pattern said.......




WAIT FOR IT..........WAIT FOR IT..........







Ridges NOT rows.



Hi, my name is Kelly and I'm an idiot!!! The coat is knit in garter stitch. So there is quite a difference between 150 rows and 150 RIDGES.




So mystery solved and at some point I will pick this coat up and either run it over with my car or finish it.



7 comments:

Mom said...

AH!!!! Love those patterns!!! I know you can make this and it will be incredible. don't give up!! Love MOM

WandaWoman said...

Hahaha, sorry, but the way you wrote up this post was hilarious. I'm sorry you and Einstein were having issues, but now you've got it and you can keep going. Garter stitches are good for tv knitting, eh?

Sam said...

This is going to be a stunner... keep at it!

StarSpry said...

Oh no! What a bummer! Just keep at it; the yarn looked so pretty :D

Stacey said...

You are too funny. You better finish eventually...or let me at that yarn! I love the yarn that you are using. Looking at my coat, using Brown Sheep, it just doesn't seem as nice. We'll just have to have an "einstein" knit night soon.

Stacey said...

Totally didn't know that you were a Nip/Tuck girl...until I saw your sidebar just now. We need to chat about the latest season next time we knit together.

Michelle said...

No running over with the car! It's too pretty for that. It's going to be gorgeous.