I'm definitely not perfect and sometimes my knitting projects aren't perfect either.
I had this grand idea to make a lace knit headband that would wrap around my head and close at the back with 2 cute little buttons. I like making up my own patterns, so I picked out a cool stitch from The Knitter's Bible, then I looked through my blog archives to remember how many stitches I had cast on the last time I made headbands, and I started knitting.
When I bound off, I was super happy with the way the lace mesh stitch looked, and I was flying high until I held it up to my head to see if it fit. It did not fit.
This almost always happens the first time I try out a new project.
In this case, I clearly need to cast on more stitches when working in lace mesh than when working in stockinette stitch like I did with my last headband pattern.
When I try this again, I'm going to need to add at least 10 or 15 more stitches when I'm casting on. Unfortunately I don't think that many stitches will fit on the flat needles I used for my first attempt, so I'll have to switch to my round needles. It's not a big deal, but I prefer knitting with flat needles; I think they're just a little bit more comfortable to work with.
Hopefully I'll have a successfully finished headband to share with you next time!