Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Progress

I just love the Naughty/Knotty knitters. It is a little kick-in-the-pants that I wouldn't get if I were knitting alone. I am prompted to actually accomplish something to have something to show everyone, and they do ask how my projects are coming along.

My Artfibers wrap was at a frustrating spot. I had miscounted or gotten distracted at some point and ended up with too many stitches and therefore didn't quite know how to fix it because I couldn't find the mistake. I have a sneaky feeling that part of my problem was the circular needles and the yarnovers. They don't seem to get along very well. I thought maybe I would take out the incorrect row and switch to straight needles, but I was procrastinating because I don't really enjoy tinking my hard work, especially since I dreaded how many stitches would be on the needle after I took out the row. What if it was still the wrong number? What would I do then? Yikes!

Anyway, Tracy yelled at me to just do it. Okay, gently prodded, but then I craftily distracted her by helping Lisa and never actually got around to doing it. When I got home I decided it was now or never, and I tinked, and it worked! I had 85 stitches just as I was supposed to. I celebrated by doing 4 more rows. Hooray!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

OKay, First of all, I DID notice the way you were trying to be tricky and use your STATUS, as Teacher, to procrastinate. And, secondly, aren't you glad you did fix it?
It sounds like you need to trust your instincts, It WAS only the one row that had gone astray--you had let your fear of further mistakes keep you from getting it done...and you are The Knitter in our group, so the responsibility to set a good example falls to you...Happy Knitting, Tracy

Lisa M. Hendey said...

Wow, that looks really great! I can't wait to be able to knit like you some day when I grow up!

Kimberly said...

Okay, so you not only have time to be a mom, knitter, substitute teacher, and now blogger. You inspired me. I loved reading about Grace going off to school. What an amazing day that must have been! tuition for 3, good luck.