Yesterday I had planned to go to knit night, but I ended up having a very stressful day at work and by the time I was about to go home, it was pouring down rain outside. I knew that by the time I made it home, it would be after 5 pm (yes, a normal 20 minute drive takes me an hour when the weather is crappy) and I’d have just barely enough time to eat and go to knitting. Where we meet for knit night is about a 5 minute drive from where I work, but it’s 3 hours from the time I get off work to knit night, so I usually go home, then come back. I knew when I got home I wouldn’t want to go back out, so I decided it’d be better to stay home. I told myself earlier in the week, Wednesday would be my “day of rest” for the Tour de Fleece and it was. Besides, my hip and lower back were acting up from the rain, so it was probably best I skipped it. Tonight I’ll be spending some time at the wheel, though!
Last night I sat with Matt and knit while he played his video game. I did a few rows on the Fountain Pen shawl. I started it in… ohhhh… APRIL and haven’t worked on since. Figured I should get to knitting it, so I pulled it out, knit a row and realized I was short 2 stitches. I’m the kind of person that doesn’t do lifelines in lace. If I find a mistake or problem, I tink back to fix it, drop down the row/rows that need to be fixed and correct it, or bravely take the whole thing off the needles and frog back to whatever point I need to. It took me a bit, but I found that I hadn’t done two yarn over’s about 5 rows down. I’m not too far along, so if I couldn’t fix it I planned on frogging the whole thing and starting over. I took it off the needles, ripped back 5 rows and managed to properly pick up all the live stitches and fix it. I wanted to finish up Hey Teach before getting too involved in another project, so I knit one row before putting it aside. I now have less done then before I picked it up, but that’s okay! The mistake is fixed and I’m happy about that.
I’m happy to report that Hey Teach is pretty close to done! I finished up the right front last night and started the first sleeve. I plan on finishing up the sleeves tonight and hopefully get it blocking.
I didn’t work on the Nanners last night. It tried to for a short while, but I just couldn’t get into it for some reason. I think it was because I’m so close to getting Hey Teach done that I just wanted to work on that! I’m hoping to be showing you all and FO soon 🙂
Happy Friday Eve everyone!