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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

FRUSTRATED!

Sorry for the screaming, but it's 5 am and I've been up knitting for awhile. Joanie and the neighbors surely wouldn't appreciate the volume I've pent up, so you get to hear me rant.

I was unable to sleep well and woke up far earlier than my usual "I can't sleep early mornings"--I found out I have no brake lights when Joanie followed me home from the Coffee Beanery last night. I had big plans with a 6 year old this morning that are going to have to be rescheduled so I can resolve the safety issues, so I'm a bit upset. Wondering how a well planned day is going to be messed up can really screw with your sleep schedule, you know?

What does a knitter do when upset? KNIT!

I picked up my Pi shawl and began working on the edging, hoping to get it finished today. I was peacefully listening to some podcasts and making REALLY good progress. A few minutes ago, I picked it up and I could actually see the light at the end of the tunnel! I counted the stitches and I had only (ONLY) 182 stitches left to bind off! That's 18 repeats of 20 rows! NEARLY DONE! Just for kicks and giggles, I went to count how many repeats I'd already done. . .

Yup.

Found a mistake.

8-10 repeats back.

Right about the place I began knitting this morning.

(Insert scream here.)

Jumped into the pond and frogged. . .

Too bad I didn't just stay in bed and pretend to sleep this morning. At least now I'll have something to do when I'm waiting for my car to be fixed (There's a recall that involves the brake lights that I thought didn't apply to me--why I think I'm immune, I have no idea--you'll be able to find me at the dealer later today. . .)

Hope your knitting goes much better than mine today.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

So that is what woke me up so early. I to, started knitting this morning, when I could not sleep, and I made a mistake,also.

Harriet said...

Well, I did some frogging of my own last night after I got home from the beanery and was knitting for a while there. I guess this just isn't a very good time for some of us.

I don't sleep all that well myself, but usually just lay in bed. Probably should get up and knit instead. Oh well.

Nothing like knitting the same thing over and over, is there? 8-)