the 39 steps

(Just another Hitchcock movie I haven’t watched, but it fits so well.)

Never have 39 rows of knitting made me so happy.

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no longer the hairy scourge of my stash

Two pattern repeats, three increase rows, no disasters.  I am beginning to believe that this might actually turn into a sweater.  Natch, a wrap sweater with eyelets.  Ravelry was really what brought me around to the idea that this pattern might not actually be cursed: just look at the evidence.  Many people have made a wearable and attractive garment using this pattern, even this yarn.  Anna’s version got me thinking that I would make another attempt (the fourth, perhaps? — way back in May), ravelry pushed me over the edge.

In not-so-great news, I frogged another heel.  This time, I managed to lose a stitch somehow, somewhere in the picking-up process.

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why is this so difficult?

I haven’t decided what I’m going to do with this proto-sock.  Maybe the third time really is the charm. 

Alice didn’t have any trouble deciding:

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