Sunday, February 10, 2008

A little karmic smack in the ass

I am reluctant about saying what I am about to type. Ya know, where things are sorta permanent (at least until I delete them, if I choose to).

(deep breath) OK, here goes.
I'm tired of knitting socks.

Wait for it... yup, the earth still revolves around the sun. Whew! I was worried for a minute.

I'm pretty sure I'm not tired of knitting socks forever. I'm just tired of socks after knitting nothing but socks for about two months straight.

All I'm saying is that perhaps I need a wee break.

So, on Tuesday, for knit night, I prepared. I grabbed the Storm Water Shawl and threw it into my bag (because, you know, tiny string with slightly bigger sticks will solve all my problems).

And, as I suspected, I became frustrated with the current sock and shoved it aside.

Storm Water was ready and waiting for me.
Gleefully, I got myself oriented for the next row. It was absolutely dreamy, the smooth sea-silk running trough my fingers, the wondrous parallelograms being created by the judicous placement of yarn-overs, k2tog's and ssk's.

In fact, it was so wonderful that I knit for an hour and a half at work the following day. And on the bus to my lecture. And during my lecture.

Where, fifteen minutes before we were dismissed, I noticed that the pattern repeat I thought I had completed at knit night was missing four crucial rows.

I frogged back to where I had started on Tuesday and managed to get the stitches back on the needles in time to run for the bus.
Yup, serves me right, for thinking I could switch it up without actually working at it.


k.thedoula said...

Listen up you evil sock-ologist. I know what the story really is! You convert some poor unsuspecting twit (me) to the dark side... and you get to move up and away from socks.
Leaving me lying in the dust of algebraic hell and kitchener stitches...
...shakes head and wanders off to look at the sock again...

Misstea said...

There is no such thing as "algebraic hell!" Suck it up!

Maths is good.


PurlerBear said...

Wow... sick of knitting socks? I didn't think that was possible!