There is a problem...
I swim past the first two rows of Lily of the Valley. I start the next row and the nupps are going quickly and rhythmically.
I'm almost back to where I was when I frogged! I look down at my yarn, my gorgeous champagne-colored silk yarn, and notice there is still a lot of frogged yarn wrapped around the outside of the ball. Maybe I was further along than I remembered?
I get to the center stitch and my count is way off. What did I do wrong? I thought something must be off since I remembered the nupps and decreases falling at logical spots after the budding lace. So I tink back, trying to catch the mistake. I don't. I count and recount and recount again.
Did I not knit the last rows correctly? I recheck, pouring over the stitches. Everything looks right.
Maybe I should just look up the count given in the pattern and count all those stitches.
hm...where is it...here:
"Work Rows 1-6 of Budding Lace 2 chart 14 times total--195 stitches."
Um...14 times? 14 TIMES?!
How was I so sure it was 13? Why didn't I bother to read the pattern again?
So tink, tink, tink.
"Why not use the lifeline you so beautifully inserted?" you ask. After trying to pick up those slippery little stitches off the thread after my stupid mistake yesterday, I'd rather tink.