September 15, 2006
Why I shouldn't knit when I'm tired
I admit that I'm not a very ambitious knitter. I have a tendency to pick projects I want to wear, or that I want to make for someone else. I'm trying now to also pick at least some projects that will teach me new things. Since the semester has started, though, I wanted a couple projects that didn't require anything very fancy and that, if I had to set aside for a time, I could pick up again without too much difficulty. So I started knitting an easy cardigan (from Stitch n' Bitch). All was going well until . . . the other night when I discovered a mistake and decided to go back and fix it. I was really tired, and I probably should have just put it away and come back in the daylight when I was rested. But I fixed the problem and got myself back on track. What I didn't realize until yesterday, a week later, was that I'd forgotten to keep track of the unknitted and reknitted rows on my counter. ACK! I tried counting the rows this morning, but between the tiny stitches and the dark color, I don't quite trust my counting.