Melanie Berg's new pattern Drachenfels is stylish and well written. And it has me fairly snookered. It's Sunday afternoon and I have just finished re-doing the same 6 rows that I knit on Saturday morning - for the umpteenth time. It's like a brain test and I'm not passing. I think that it's because of the counting. I'm the person who knits without looking. I must slow down. The pattern is entirely garter stitch and is knit on the bias, increasing and decreasing at the beginning and/or the end of certain rows. I keep knitting past the place where I'm supposed to decrease. I hope to spend less time in the frog pond and finish this week. Almost every row you see here has been knit over at least one extra time. It will be lovely to wear it.
Of course, I was only supposed to knit 15 repeats and I've almost finished 17. Sigh. It measures 15 inches around where it's supposed to go around the top of the arm. My arm is 11 inches around. I cannot read or follow instructions it seems. To fog or not to frog. . . That is the question. Ravelers in the know suggest adding extra repeats at this point. To make the chest measurement bigger and the overall length longer. Or something. On the other hand I knit through a knot a few rows back. Might be a good time to tink back. Just 6 rows. Or perhaps I'll watch The Theorists (Teoretiki), the Belorussian version of Big Bang Theory, on YouTube. It has English subtitles. Google it.