This is what happens when you are stupid enough to not start on time, then rush, and then have the balls to brag that things are going along GREAT JUST GREAT!
And then you publish it on the internet.
You mess up the pattern and don't notice until 3 rows later.
THREE LONG ROWS OF 130+ stitches.
And it wasn't a simple enough thing for me that I could just let a stitch go, go down a bit and fix the mistake. I don't do well with that process to begin with... If I did that, it would just be better to frog and start over because it would all be a big fat yarny mess.
So just spent almost the entire knitting time since I bragged about how well things were going, tinking*.
Rinkety tinkety tink.
The yarn ball fell in the sink.
The knitter went skating, instead of just waiting,
and busted her butt in the rink.
(Makes no sense whatever, I know. It just popped into my head.)
So... Sorry Sis, you'll have to wait a few extra days for your knitterly item. There's an envelope coming to Mom's house by Saturday. Enjoy your gift card in the interim.
*Definition of Tink:
Tink is the term used by knitters to mean unknitting or knitting backward. Tink is actually knit spelled backward.
When you notice a mistake in your knitting either in the row you are currently working on or the row you just finished working, the easiest way to fix it is to tink back to the problem stitch and start over.
It is not recommended that you tink over several rows because it takes a long time and is very nerve-wracking.
Also Known As: Unknitting, backward knitting