So then I read the next step because I wanted to think about how easy it would be to get my gold medal while I fell asleep… plus I was kindof curious as to how the armpit was joined to the body…. And I read this:
Turn work inside out. Remove underarm sts of one sleeve from waste yarn and place on a double-point needle. Remove corresponding underarm sts of body from waste yarn and place on second double-point needle. Join body sts to sleeve sts using three-needle BO and long tail from sleeve.
And my Tempting II looks like this:
Oh Shit. Oh shit. OOOOOOOH Shit.
Remove corresponding underarm sts of bodyUm…. I don’t have any of those! Wait they never told me to do that! They told me to join the sleeves to the body but they didn’t say anything about leaving body stitches just hanging there!!!
At the underarms, the sts on waste yarn from the body and from the sleeves will be opposite each other. These sts will be joined later on.Oh. And just to rub a little salt in the wound the pattern also says this in bold italic:
Join Sleeves to BodyWell shit.
NOTE: Read through this entire step before beginning.
There’s nothing I can do but rip it all back. There are live stitches in my armpits with nothing to attach them to and my yoke is 40 stitches too wide. And I knit like that for over 8 hours.
I feel like Bode Miller. I partied when I should have been diligently working toward my Olympic dream. Then it looked like I was going to medal despite that. I got all excited and the crowd was cheering and the medal was so close I could taste it…. and then I got cocky, lost my concentration, and made a stupid mistake that caused me a DNF. Did Not Finish.
I feel like such an idiot. But like Bode Miller I’m going to pretend that I don’t care.