Dear internet crafting community:
I meant for this next post to be about sewing. But then I only had enough time yesterday to sew about half of my lining together--I also meant to sew more yesterday, but then I got rear-ended on my way home from the grocery store and that kind of killed my evening. (I'm fine, except for a little soreness in my back, and my car looks to be fine other than two puncture wounds in the bumper. But it still sucked up my time. And will suck up at least a little more, since I need to get my car assessed to make sure the damage is only cosmetic.)
So this post is going to be about knitting again. More specifically, knitting issues that are making me want to pull my hair out! One of my current projects is the Onyx sweater by Heather Dixon. It's a really interesting pattern that has fun texture contrasts, and a nice opportunity for me to practice cabling when I get to it. I know how to do short rows now, which is also new to me. The part of the pattern that I just don't seem to get is any time I have to join two sections together in the garter stitch. Because this is what it does:
I finally gave up for the night and did a little gauge swatching and some work on a long-neglected scarf instead. (I'm still not quite at the point where I'm comfortable with breaking out the sewing machine while my boyfriend is around, and Thursdays are generally our weeknight to hang out. Thinking I need to get over that, since my distinct lack of sewing time as of late is getting to me.) Even so, it's really irritating me that I can't figure out how this is supposed to work. So I humbly ask you, which is any of you reading who has more experience in knitting than me--what's the deal here?!