World's slowest knitter.
Cookie's patterns are really smart, but sometimes the knitters making them are not so smart. Case in point, me, last night, having forgotten the pattern pages and gone out to eat with sock in purse. I got to the end of my little card with chart A and spent a good ten minutes while we were waiting in the restaurant to be seated, trying to figure out how to repeat the darn thing and make it work. I got home a few hours later, after disgustedly shoving the sock in my purse and realized that... hey... reading the directions can help. It was revealed that the designer did, in fact, know that chart A cannot be knitted twice without rearranging stitches. It was revealed that she WANTED me to rearrange some stitches before plunging headlong into "repeat from *".
Everything is going so much better now. Sorry for all those bad things I thought in the restaurant, Cookie. It's such a clever, fantastic pattern. Mental note. Always, always, ALWAYS bring the pattern, not just an index card with the chart.
I think I just need to realize that my stash is larger than I will knit in my lifetime, not because it is so large? But because I am so slow. That is okay with me. I have taken steps to be all good with this situation. I have adopted a stash weasel to help protect and care for it.
His name is Nigel Stoatly-on-Trent and he is a felty, fabulous little addition to the yarny insanity around here. I believe the maker of these is donating some of the proceeds to TSF, and then also some towards her college career. These both being things I support, I had to pony up for a stash weasel of my very own.
I was moving him around the yarn areas today, trying to figure out where he could best be displayed (and safe from kittens) and the youngest asked me, "Mom, what are you doing?" and I said, "I'm only making plans for Nigel."
I don't think she got it.