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.

Blah, blah, blah...cookies, clear cache...whatever.

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! are my friend.


didi said...

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

saintgothric said... 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:

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

saintgothric said...


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)