Have I mentioned how much I dislike picking up stitches along an edge? Especially a neck edge.
Oh, I have? Several times?
Well, I'm not surprised because I really don't like it.
First, it's so loosey-goosey. Oh, maybe pick up each stitch, or every other stitch, whatever seems right.
I don't want it to "seem right!" I want a formula! I want to be able to pick them up correctly the first time, every time.
But that is not my fate.
My fate is to struggle with it for over an hour and still not have it right.
Yes, I know for a fact it was over an hour because we were watching Heroes, which we had recorded. It was a little difficult to watch the show and my knitting, which might have been part of the problem, but both had to be accomplished.
I considered working on my Green Step Sock instead, but the week is drawing to a close. (Yes, I know it's only Tuesday.) It would be a shame to have come so far, so fast, on my Ravelympics project only to fail now.
It took me several attempts to get the required number of stitches picked up along the first neck edge.
The back of the neck was a little easier since it is a straight line and mostly one-for-one.
Then I tried to copy the first edge for the second edge and it didn't quite work out. I was three stitches short of the required number.
Which might be a pattern repeat, but I'm not going there. I'm going to squeeze them in somehow.
By the time I'd gotten that far it was 10:30, i.e. bedtime, so I shoved it into my project bag in disgust, tossed it on the dresser, and pulled the covers over my head.
Hopefully with fresher eyes tonight after work I'll be able to spot any gappy spots.
Hopefully I won't have to go all the way back to the beginning.