Thursday, September 27, 2007

&#%$! @^*>! %*&#!

Ok. I was home sick. After a morning of sleep, I thought "Hey! I could sit here and knit in absolute peace and quiet. I can make some progress on my lace and not have to worry a bit about distractions."

I thought I was sumpin', let me tell you! Uninterrupted time to knit without feeling guilty! Unheard of!

Until I picked up my knitting. I had knit about 8 stitches when I knew something was wrong. I was off. So I tinked back a row, counted, and everything looked fine. Then I knit it again, and I came up with the wrong number of stitches. I did this several times. Always the wrong number of stitches.

Finally, at 9 p.m., as my head was about to explode, I ended the row and had exactly the right number of stitches! I was ecstatic! I really had been working on this for hours! So I decided to knit the next row so I could go to bed knowing I had made at least some progress today.

Half way through the row I realized that I had forgotten the requisite purl (ws) row and would have to tink back. &#%$!


Angie said...

Hmmm, I'm planning just such a day (no sickness though) for my Birthday next week. Your experience doesn't sound like a ringing recommendation, perhaps I should re-think.

anne marie in philly said...

NEVER knit whilst sick. I should know, I've been there...AND on something simple like stockinette stitch, no less!

fuhgettabouttit, as the goodfellas would say.

Shells said...

Knitting is not a healing activity when you are mildly ill. I am convinced the frustration it entails makes you worse off in the long run!

Cherice said...

I have had much the same experience and have stayed up and knitting until long long after my bed time just so that I could say that I had made progress (should I mention that I have also had to tink back the next day because it was only false progress and made me think that perhaps I should go back to elementary school so that I could learn to count to 8 consistently).

Hope you're feeling better.

Tracy said...