Gobble, gobble, frog
Knit Wit + blue cardstock + paper clips + photocopies + red marker to remind me which rows are the wrong side and to knit the chart from left to right = white trash chart keepin' bliss.
I'm seven repeats into the first half of my mom's Backyard Leaves scarf and so far, it's a really fun knit! Took about a repeat to get used to the chart, but now that I don't have to check the legend every nanosecond, it's going by a little more smoothly. My white trash chartkeeper helps. God bless the paper clip!
But, we've hit a road bump. Upon finishing the seventh repeat late Monday night, I was admiring how oh-so-very-cool it was turning out... and that's when I saw them. The mistakes. It appears I muffed up the tips of two leaves (which are strategically facing away from you in the picture) on the third and fifth repeat. Exact same side, exact same mistake. I purled those stitches rather than knitted them. So instead of a nice, leafy point, they're kind of flat-topped. Like an 80's rock star.
Now I'm sure my mom won't notice. And, even if she did, she wouldn't care. But it bothers me. I'm just trying to figure out if it bothers me enough to frog the thing back or to ignore them and continue on. I have a feeling the frog will win.
*sigh* Sometimes being an anal perfectionist really blows.
Maybe I can distract myself with thoughts of food. The ILs are skipping town so I'm whipping up a feast for Hubster, my bro, and my bro's roommate for Thanksgiving. Today, I'll be making the mashed potatoes (from this recipe, which looks seriously kick. ass.) and cranberry sauce (first time trying it from scratch, we'll see how it goes!). Tomorrow it'll be a nine-pound bird with all the trimmings. It was the smallest one I could find - we'll be on tryptophan for days!
Yay for nice, small, cosy get-togethers where I can stuff my face with people who are legally required to love me even after they see me mow down dinner like a cow! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!