That whole blogging every day has not started off very well. But that’s ok. I’ve learned to just go with the flow sometimes. I have been doing some knitting, which is good.
I have been having some issues, though.
I don’t know if you can see it, but there is a mistake in that. Luckily it’s only about 5 rows from the working end and it’s not that big, but
it is glaringly obvious to me that something isn’t right. So I felt a little “put out” that I was going to have to tink back over 400 stitches to get to the mistake, so I set it aside for a few days. Yesterday, I decided I wanted something that wasn’t too complicated, something that I was already familiar with. So I picked up the orange shawl that I have been working on for almost a year now. This is now being dubbed “The Never Ending Shawl.” Part of the reason it is taking so long is because it is eleventy billion stitches at this point. The other reason is that I become complacent while knitting it and I don’t pay as much attention to it as I should every 4th row. So I picked it up, started working on it again, made it about 5 rows in when I noticed something:
About 11 rows from the beginning of this section, the yarn snapped. Luckily, there is currently only this small hole. Now I just have to decide if I want to rip it all back again (I’m on about row 53 right now), or just thread in some yarn to connect it all and forget that it ever happened. While either fix really isn’t too bad, in the grand scheme of things, it was just one more thing that went wrong with my knitting. So, fed up, I dropped it in the basket beside my bed, rummaged through my stash, pulled out a soft yarn, some size 5 needles, glanced through Ravelry and did this:
I really just wanted something that I could finish in an hour or so, something that made me feel like I actually accomplished something. The designer called it a scrubby, but I’m going to use it as a coaster because it is just the right size for my large cup that I fill with water every night when I go to bed. It still needs to be blocked, but I finally finished something that wasn’t a Christmas or birthday present. Yay woo!
It also had the side benefit of reviving my desire to knit things, and I began the process of tinking back the Epic Nerd Scarf. So here’s to the simple, hour long projects that continuously renew our faith in knitting.