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Monday, March 7, 2011

Late night mistakes is March.  I am reminded of a quotation I read a while back: "Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug." (John Lithgow).  Any who, moving on otherwise I'll start anticipating Christmas (in 293 days by the way).

I was working on Sandy's "Lace and Cables" cardigan yesterday.  I knitted most of the day, then some more before bed.  At about midnight, I looked down and...woah...where are the last round of cables?!?!

I started to "fix" the problem by dropping the stitches down 4 rows then reknitting the cables.  But my eyes were droopy and the lacy yarn-overs got in the way.   So in a fit of frustration I ripped the stupid thing back.   All the while mumbling to myself "don't fix mistakes when you are tired.  Go to bed. Tomorrow it'll be less tangly and easier to fix."  But I can't leave a knot or unfinished business alone, so how can I let a mistake be? 

Well, my brain went on strike so I had to set it down.  And it was a good thing.  

This morning I woke up still thinking about the cardigan.  (I'm not obsessed....I'm not!).  I reviewed the offensive row and it's not so bad!  1/2 hour later the cardigan is fixed and all's right with the world again.  Yeah!  Wanna see?

Also, I took a break last week and made myself a cowl.  It was cold and I wanted something warm around my neck.I made up the pattern and used up some left-over yarn.  2 New Years goals in 1 project.  How awesome is that?

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