I've always been one of those right-brained creative types and I have no trouble admitting that I SUCK AT MATH. That being said, I'm in the middle of my latest new pattern (see "The Tree!") and I'm starting to wish I had better math skills.
Row 6... 32 stitches. Row 7, 3 decreases...29 stitches, right? So how come when I count the stitches in row 7, I have 30?! Ugh.
I fought with the math and the stitch counts all afternoon and finally decided to chart the pattern. The charts work out just right, but now the pattern no longer matches my example. Sigh... looks like I'm going to have to make up another tree and go through the pattern testing process all over again.
My inner obsessive-compulsive just won't let me publish a new pattern until I'm sure everything matches, so the tree might be a little longer in the coming than I expected. But I promise to have it all work out for you. All right, back to counting...
Oh, and while I'm counting, here's a great right-brain, left-brain test. It's very thorough and has a really great analysis. Which one are you?