My sister wants a pair of leg warmers. Probably the easiest thing in the world to knit — well, maybe second-easiest after wash-cloths. No big, right? I started on Saturday with no pattern in mind, just cast on 48, 2 x 2 rib for a while, then stockinette.
Then I thought, I’ll throw in some shaping, and put in a heel so the leg warmers can either be worn on just her legs, or pulled down and wrapped around her heels, too. Brilliant. So, this is where we ended up:
Starting over, that’s where. First of all, casting on 48 stitches? Maybe if she were 8 years old. A grown woman needs a few more. And, thinking I’d remember how to do a square heel rather than looking up the math? I mean, as you can see, the computer was right there … but, no.
Onward and upward. “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” –George Bernard Shaw. I doubt he was talking about not checking your gauge or not writing down heel math, but I still think it applies.