This backgammon board that I'm making for my dad's birthday is just wigging me out! It's probably the ugliest thing I've knit in a long time-- some of the short row transitions left big ugly holes despite my best efforts, and I decided to learn to knit continental right in the middle of it, so the gauge is kinda wonky (although, given that I see beginner projects every day at work, not *that* bad). I lost a stitch somewhere in the last set of triangles and, since I couldn't figure out *where,* just made one and kept going. There's no ladder, so it's not a dropped stitch-- I think I might have grabbed one extra when working wrap(s) together with a wrapped stitch. Bah!
My goal in picking it up this morning was to knit one more set of triangles before doing some housework. I knit two rows and then came here.
You wanna know where I'm at in the pattern if I finish that next set of triangles??? "Knit rows 3-82 three more times..." Granted, the pattern uses short rows, so that's a little misleading, but still! Then after that I need to knit the pieces and a little bag to hold them. Talk about demoralizing. I'm at that point where I can only think bad thoughts about it-- "He won't like it anyway;" "These colors are horrid together; "I'll probably fuck up the felting part and then what good is this?" etc.
Edit--why doesn't LJ want to link to picasaweb? I hate uploading pics directly to LJ (I don't know why, I just do.) Whatever.
Edit2-- I also love how uploading a photo automatically switches one into Rich Text mode, but then ignores your html tags so your formerly bold text just looks like <b>this</b>. Dumb, dumb, dumb.