## Friday, February 6, 2009

### Blogger, what is your deal?

I had to fight with Blogger to get back into the bugger so I can post.

I am working on a pair of socks at the moment and being peeved at the idiotic way some instructions are written out.

K1, K2tog, YO, K3...The chart says it covers 6 stitches, but the math doesn't work out because it actually covers 7 stitches.

ARGH!

Calculator...you are my friend.

didi said...

Yay for socks! What's the pattern, maybe I can figure out what's wrongggggg?

saintgothric said...

Uhhhh....it was YOUR pattern that melted my brain actually.
;)

No worries, it made me get off my lazy butt and do the math for the crosshatch lace that I wanted to use but was to lazy/chickenshit to figure out.

I also discovered the joys of the frilled cast-on, which is a good thing.

didi said...

If you find a mistake in there let me know asap, two others knit them up and didn't find anything but you neeeever knowwww.

saintgothric said...

I may just be a sock n00b and hosed something, but when I do the math for the stitches it takes for Row 1 [p1, k4, yo, k1, ssk, k2, k2tog, k1, yo, p1] x4 I am coming up with 72 not 64.

That makes 68 stitches.

The next row [p1, k4, p2, k8, p1] x 4 takes 64 stitches and makes 64 stitches.

By row 3 my brain melted into mush and I started to twitch.

Am I an utter fucktard, too anal for my own good, or is the math wonky somewhere?

didi said...

The math is a little funky somewhere. I charted it for you though! You only need to repeat the chart twice, I shortened the written pattern because rows 1&3 have no cables. The extra stitches you're getting might be coming from counting the ssk's and k2togs as two stitches rather than one? I do that ALL the time and it makes me so angry.

The link for the chart is here: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3461/3259333516_e5d99ffd38_o.jpg

And I've added the chart into the pattern page too, just in case.

saintgothric said...

Gracias.

I will attack it again after I finish my Crosshatch Clown Hoar Socks.

I am taking anal notes so I can write the pattern for them.

I may come snivelling to you when I get to the heel.
(See the sock n00b clause)