I've been beaten by baby socks.
So far all of the knitting projects I've started are pretty big, and so I wanted to start something cute and little that I might actually finish before I go into labor. So, inspired by littleteapot's GORGEOUS pictures, I picked a pair of baby socks. Nothing fancy, just some little socks so that I could actually have a finished baby knit project to look at. Maybe I could make a matching hat or mittens afterward.
Everything went wrong. I've started over 4 times now because I keep goofing somewhere, and then having horrible meltdowns when I try to rip out *just a few* stitches. I don't know if it's because they're so tiny, or because I'm just REALLY bad at dpns, but all I have to show for a weekend's worth of knitting is a lonely slip knot waiting for me to cast on again.
And what's worse, I can't knit anything else, either! After getting completely fed up with the socks I decided to go back to the nightie, only to start dropping stitches and missing decreases all over the place. At one point I picked up the piece backwards and starting knitting the wrong way, and didn't notice for several inches that there was a weird step in the knitting. Cue more ripping.
I've never had such a catastrophic failure, and I'm blaming it all on the baby socks. Time to go back to sewing for a while, I think.