Friday, December 02, 2005

Grrr

Last night I sat down and put about 10 rows into the laptop bag before I realized I was reading the wrong pattern! I had to take out the whole back of the bag.

I hate how most knitting patterns are written. It's like they're too lazy to make each pattern individually. Instead, they put changes in parentheses at the end of each step. I'm working on the laptop bag which is much like the messenger bag from Stitch n' Bitch Nation. Except that one's nothing like the other! For one you cast on ten for the bottom, the other 30. The one with ten knits up to a long strip. The one with thirty is a square. The only thing that's similar is that they are both striped. With two different striping patterns. See what I mean? I've xeroxed the pattern, and I'm crossing out that which does not apply. But I'm still shaking my fist at the pattern writers.

I promise on Monday to have photos of my Christmas card prototypes. I'll probably do 4 different types so I don't get bored. I'm going to try to have all the pieces prepped by then because I want to bring some of our shit my craft supplies back to the storage unit to make moving easier.

Thanks for your well-wishes for the house that we are buying. I'm right to be worried. The dude's English bank is giving us a hard time about transferring some funds to our American bank. They want him to go into his local branch. Like he can pop 'round tomorrow. I thought we were living in a global economy.

2 comments:

Monsoon said...

Hi Anna just wanted to pop in and tell you that I did't think you were rude on my blog at all, I enjoy everyones comments...even ones that don't pertain to the topic (ie. this one, I know nothing about knitting!)

Barbara said...

Trying to move money around the world is so frustrating. I've experienced it, too. Good luck getting it resolved!