Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I Hate It...I Love It

Today I am HATING the BSJ.  I am the kind of knitter who despises having to rip things out.  I knit at a decent pace, but not too fast, because I like everything to be perfect the first time around.  I can't help myself.

I already caved in and frogged my BSJ a few days ago due to a wonky stitch count.  This pattern is not hard once you sort out what you are doing in each stage.  The part I am on now is garter stitch back and forth with a couple increases on odd rows and two purl stitches on the even rows.  It couldn't be much simpler.  So why then did I look down today to find a few stitches had magically dropped off my needle??  They were just hanging out there, having a party, and I have no idea what I did to let that happen.

Frustrated at first, I resigned myself to ripping it out for the second time. After a few deep breaths, I then convinced myself to pick up the dropped stitches as best as I could and keep going.  I am now treating this as a test drive BSJ.  The way things seem to be going with this project I am sure to make more mistakes so I might as well forge ahead and chalk it up to a learning experience.  Good thing I have until July before my friend's baby is due.

Now on the other hand, I am LOVING the new iPhone app I downloaded the other day.  Hipstamatic is a photography application that gives you the ability to mix and match different lenses, flashes and film types.  It makes an ordinary photo look unique, textured, vintage and more interesting.  Here is the same shot of the GWB taken with different combinations of film and lens:

It's a fun app.  I think I'm going to have to experiment a bit more to get a feel for all the different combinations of effects you can apply.  I'll post more pictures soon.


Splindarella said...

I had a similar experience with my one and only BSJ. I eventually decided that no one would notice if I was off a couple of stitches here or there, or whether I made up for them later on with a couple of extra increases or decreases as needed. Turns out I was right. :)

Erin Wallace said...

This app makes me wish I had an iPhone! Your photos are so cool!