In my case, SOS = Sick of sleeves.
It's been a week since I last blogged about the vest-turn-sweater. I have forbade myself from casting on any new projects so that I can concentrate on finishing the projects I have on hand.
In my increasing desperation to prevent any *accidental* abortion of this hubby-intended project, I casted on the second sleeve sometime during the week.
Sock knitters would understand this incident is akin to displaying signs of the SSS aka Second Sock Syndrome (in my case, *Second SLEEVE Syndrome*) .
Thank goodness for the final Champions League Match between Barcelona and Arsenal yesterday -- it was aired 2.30am Singapore time so I stayed up to keep hubby company. I am glad I watched (I rarely watch these matches) as it was so exciting. Not only that, the second sleeve has grown considerable longer by the end of the game!
The sleeves shouldn't be taking that long but they really are!
But I really believe that the projects related to *S* is not working for me this month.
Take another example. Remember the red yarn I casted on in April? Well, that was supposed to be the start of a pair of baby shoes.
However, either I am:
(a) getting senile and just simply not reading the pattern properly
(b) the pattern's a little wonky
Whatever the case, this is how the first shoe turned out. The instructions called for the shoe to be knitted as an entire piece from back to the front. Then u oversew on one side. But looks what happens here --
Either the designer meant for the sole to be really tiny or I am mis-reading my place in the pattern. The top side is just simply too wide! Urghh!
You know what happens when such a catastrophe strikes.