Count Twice, Knit Once

This is a confession of guilt, so no laughing. At least, not for the first half second or so. Let me see if I can work myself up to this. Ahem.

While making my shawl I neglected to stop and count stitches when it told me to the first time.

Whew. There. I did it.

So, of course, the inevitable happened and, when I actually counted stitches at the second point, I was off. By about thirty stitches. It’s a little hard to fudge things when you’ve got thirty extra stitches laying around. By some incredible stretch of credulity, I managed to get things to the place where they would work and come out even. Granted, I’m still a couple repeats over the proper stitch amount, and therefore my shawl won’t be as steeply bent as the patten shows, but hey, I think it will work. I hope it will work. Oh, please work.

I actually had a dream about nearly finishing this project. Knitting seems to be consuming my life. Which brings up an interesting subject. I haven’t done any personal spinning all year. I’ve spun on other people’s yarn, but nothing extra special for me. Knitting seems to have suctioned all my attention and resources. In fact, I think my fiber stash shrunk when I wasn’t looking. Hopefully, by the time I finish the two remaining gift spinnings, I can take a little time off and just spin something for the fun of it.

One Response to Count Twice, Knit Once
  1. Linda Burklin
    March 22, 2010 | 6:07 pm

    Yeah, it’s not as if you don’t have some very luscious choices of fiber to spin “just for fun.” But I know it’s hard to get away once knitting has you firmly by the throat–or fingers, actually!

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