So, despite a mountain of work, 800 pages of reading (between all my classes combined) and a massive cold (when I cough, it sounds like the swamp-mobile in "The Rescuers") I've knit almost 2 inches on my Blackbird Shawlette! I'm really excited, because I feel like I may actually get to wear this at Rhinebeck.
But, tonight, I noticed a problem.
(Please pretend my iPhone photos are clear. I lost my camera in Canada, still hoping someone will mail it to me.)
I have 3 stitches more than I'm supposed to.
Three. Meaning I did just mess up, I had to have perpetrated a number of mess ups to end up with this number, since the pattern decreases by 4 stitches every other row. So, I don't know. I had just cast a lifeline so I had two options.
1.) Frog back to the lifeline (1 row) and re-knit another repeat of the plain section, but only decrease by 3 stitches instead of 4.
2.) Forget it ever happened, keep the 3 stitches and just knit them together later in the lace pattern.
Typically, I would be the #1 type of person, but today I just don't feel like fighting it. They say that the Amish always make a mistake in their quilts, on purpose, to show that no human is perfect (only God.) So this is what I'm calling it. My "I'm not perfect" feature.