Yarn: Pigeonroof Studios sock leftovers
Needles: US# 3 DPN
I prevailed. The booties did not defeat me. There is nothing wrong with this pattern, my frustration was all user error- Ysolda says potato and I say mash-tatoes with heaps of cream and scads of butter- the pattern was never to blame. I took a deep breath, gathered my courage, and knit them as made sense to me (notes on ravelry). Win. Epic win.
The euphoria I feel over having soundly defeated my knitting doubt is indescribable, so I'll try to give you some visuals:
*if I was a football player I'd be doing a back flip in the end zone.
*if I was a soccer player, I'd be tearing off my shirt and running in circles.
*if I was a hockey player, I'd be checking my opponent into the boards so hard it would knock his nose straight.
*if I was a hurler, I'd be striking so fast the ladies would swoon over me and my wee shorts.