I'm trying, I really am. But the knitting gods are just not with me.
I did manage to cast on these, but this afternoon I foolishly left my knitting bag sitting on the couch. I came into the room to find M holding all 5 of my dpns - and my knitting was no longer on them!!!! arrrrgghh. I did manage to get all the stitches back onto the needles successfully, but then I noticed just how bad the "ladder" was where I had joined the round - and had also somehow lost a stitch, which I increased to get back at some point thinking it wouldn't be too noticeable. I knew it was all there, I'd just been fooling myself that it wouldn't show all that much. It showed. So I decided to rip. I guess I should thank M really. And be thankful he didn't stab himself in the eye with my needles, or even worse, stab L.
So attempt #3 will begin tonight. That is if I have enough time after blowing up balloons to make Octopus' as a surprise for L, who's birthday is tomorrow :)