OK this Tea Party Top is easy, a piece of cake. Everything in the instructions I have done before hundreds of times. Cast ons, knit , purl, decreases, bind offs, slip sts on to holder, etc.
I CAN'T GET PAST THE 9 INCHES OF STOCKINETTE OF THE BACK FOR SOME UNGODLY REASON!!!!! I HAVEN'T EVEN STARTED THE FRONT!!
OK sorry about that, but I feel better. The mistakes have been of the "not paying attention" verity. I have also needed to put it down to keep a particular little girl from doing various things that she should not be doing.
You begin with 4 rows of Garter st, well on the last 10 sts of the 4th row I decided to purl. ???? huh???Rip back, OK got that straightened out, now onto the St st. Good 75 sts, good...
Finished another 2 inches and noticed that a few stitches an inch down don't look like lovely V's with their base open. No their bases are crossed. Damn.Tink back those sts and fix them so they are proper knit V's.
Count sts, still have 75 sts :)Got through about an inch, then was forced by my daughter to put it down mid-row to chase her down and pull carpet fuzzies out of her mouth.
(an inch later)
Wait a minute..what is that funny hole??? AHHH!!!Ripped back to find out that when I picked up my knitting, after fishing around Lynn's mouth, that I never finished the row. I just turned it around and knitted back across the aforementioned unfinished row.
I knitted a few rows last night and so far (searching for wood to knock on) can't see any problems. I even still have 75 sts.I have measured it and it is just 6 inches, so if I can keep going without any more mistakes for another 3 inches then I can start to shape the yoke.
Fingers crossed :)