Oh Bugger

Get home braindead. Try to concentrate on As You Like It and formulate master class lesson plan in your head while whipping off a few rows of Mortie.

Observe progress on Mortie is glacial.Yet you’ve managed to produce 5 centimetres of regular mistake free ribbing.

Use Mortie as a bookmark in aforementioned Shakespeare.

Later realise Mortie has shed her last 6 stitches while reading the part of Rosalind.

Still braindead, attempt several times to pick them up and get them back on – as originally worked and not strangely twisted around the wrong way in several spots.

Decide to work a few more rows to “get some distance on the problem” , then go back and untwist those mystifyingly twisted stitches with the “Crisis Stick” aka crochet hook.

Sigh resignedly as you realise you have, in fact, made the whole situation much worse.

Flirt briefly with the idea of a radical departure from Vintage Knitting to a Deconstructed look.

Rip instead.

Convince yourself that this is in fact a blessing in disguise as you were worried about too much negative ease (around ever-increasing positive ease of flesh) and can now add extra stitches to the bottom.

Start casting on again.

Have difficulty keeping eyes open and call it a night.


Blogger Ashley said...

Oh bugger indeed. I always knew no good could come of reading Shakespeare (she typed, rather than dutifully preparing for her afternoon lecture on Sonnets 18, 116, and 130).

An interesting side note--the blog post I had planed for this afternoon? Title: "Oh, bugger."

26 October 2006 at 11:10 pm  
Blogger knitlit kate said...

the crisis stick?! you crack me up. and boy can i relate...

27 October 2006 at 10:31 am  
Blogger Carson said...

Oh I'm so glad there's some relating going on and I'm not alone in my knitting-ADHD.

28 October 2006 at 9:19 am  

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