"Mom, are you blogging or are you bragging?", my son teased when I had him take a photo of my sweater for my last blog entry. This was just his 13-year-old sense of humor talking, but the comment stuck in my mind. It reminded me that if I am sharing a successfully finished project, perhaps I should 'fess up about the mishaps made along the way.
So, in the spirit of honesty here's a sampling of my latest knit-related bonehead maneuvers:
1) As I finished the collar on my lace pullover, I wanted to try it on before binding off. I was perfectly aware that the lace stitches were being held on a 16" circular needle, which is a good 4" less than the circumference of my head. Did that stop me? Nope! I did it anyway, because I was too impatient to transfer the stitches first. So, I lost some stitches and had to spend three times as long reknitting the rows instead of the few minutes it would have taken to put them on a longer needle.
2) Here is my 2nd Sunday Swing sock where I left it last night:
I was distracted and I accidently skipped the entire set of instructions for turning the heel before picking up stitches for the gusset and foot. I'll fix it today, but last night I took it as a sign that it was time for bed.
Oh, and by the way, all those good intentions I wrote about in my New Year's entry....
today I'm back to feeling like I'll be happy if I can just catch up on laundry and remember to floss!
How about you? Are you sticking to any New Year's resolutions?