Day 8

So much for knitting every day in November.  Wednesday, I not only skipped my knitting group because I was too tired to face the prospect of leaving the house again, but I also failed to knit a single stitch.  My poor sweater didn’t even make it down off of the shelf.  And Thursday, I had a couple of hours set aside after dinner for knitting, but instead had to help a friend with an emergency.  I didn’t even finish my dinner until about 10:00 that night.

Yesterday I knit a few rounds, then realized that I had knit one row twice, throwing off my ridge pattern.  I knit another round while attempting to convince myself that it didn’t really show.  Then I ripped back about six rounds.  I was scared – I’d only ever done that once, and it was on a non-patterned sock, so it didn’t matter too much if it ripped back too far, or if some stitches dropped.  But, I went slowly and then picked the stitches back up with my tapestry needle and some waste yarn.  It worked!  I was very proud of myself.  I’d have taken a picture, but the camera batteries are missing and I have no idea where they are.

I wasn’t able to catch back up to where I’d started ripping until today.  As of now, I have successfully knitted 55 rounds of my sweater.  I’m not sure if I’ll have the energy or focus or desire to knit any more than that, but I don’t have work tomorrow, so I expect I’ll make some good progress then as well.

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