Well I zipped thru the ribbing and stockinette sections of the sock pretty quickly and was excited to begin working on the heel.
** Insert pause for major annoying migraine. **
Though not fully functional yet I decided I was well enough to begin the heel late that afternoon, exciting.
Had I completely had my wits about me I might have noticed the major error in the pattern.
Worse, had I followed my number-one-special-most-important-never-ever-break-it knitting-rule I would have been a witless wonder. But Noooo, I broke that rule and it bit me hard, we won’t discuss where.
Oh the rule you ask:
ALWAYS check for errata when you purchase a knitting book or pattern!
I neglected do that and in my brain fog I didn’t notice the error and continued knitting fat dumb and happy until I finally stopped to look at my handiwork.
After a colorful string of expletives, mostly aimed at me for breaking my number-one-special-most-important-never-ever-break-it knitting-rule, I set my knitting aside to be tinked later that evening.
Oh well, lessons learned. To be continued…