I’m a slow learner. While I was working on my Mom’s scarf I finally realized why / and \ show up in lace patterns and why / is for knit two together and \ is for slip, slip, knit. The stitch K2tog leans left and SSK leans right. I knit this pattern once before and worked on the Anne Shirley scarf but didnt realize until now what this means. Once I realized this I felt like such a dumbass.
Apparently I’m not capable of math either. I cast on a hat for my brother last night (120 stitches) measured my gage, came out to 5 stitches an inch, which gave me a gage of 25 inches around for the hat. (Much too big for my brother) This morning I wake up and before coffee, before my shower, I realize that 120 divided by 5 is 24 and not 25. Again, I felt a bit dumb.
My brother says he’s not into wearing hats in the winter. I say “You live in Moline, IL, and it’s not unusual for it to be -10 for the high in January. You are getting a freaking hat!”