If I had a nickel...
...for every time I've said, "Third time's the charm" as it relates to knitting and my getting it, well, maybe I'd be going to NYC in August and to Rhinebeck in October instead of only the former.
And I sure do hope that the third time is the charm!
See this? You've seen it before -- on Monday, actually. Imagine it at least 20-30 rows longer, with another lifeline inserted along the way, and then completely frogged. Now, imagine it again, though resting atop a complete cut-and-paste chart -- no second guessing about what happens in the gaping void on the left -- and in a stockinette version, as written and intended, rather than the abomination in garter I was concocting on my needles. I am certainly lacking in all areas when it comes to working lace, I'm just not sure where I'm lacking most -- comprehension, focus, patience, practice.
In other news: I weighed in yesterday and, after posting little or no gain in the previous two or three, marked a 1.8-pound loss in a week. I still have not posted a gain since first stepping on the scale on June 15th and it's becoming a bit of an unintended challenge and motivator to keep building the record. I'm a little lackadaisical about it in some respects so I'm not sure what my total loss is, but it must be very close to the magical first 10. Then 10 more, and 10 more, and maybe a few more after that, and I'll be good.