Sunday, November 04, 2007
Apparently I cannot count
or at least, I cannot count and knit at the same time. When dividing for the sleeves of the sister vest for the second time (I never told you she has 4 arms) I decided it may be best for me to count out the stitches and mark where the changes will be, before actually knitting them.
So I read the pattern, knit 11, purl 56, etc, and put a marker after the 11th and 56th stitches. Then I double checked my counting and knit away. This technique worked wonders for my end of the row anxiety. I normally hold my breath as I close in on the final stitches, praying won't run out of stitches early OR have too many left. So, this basic little trick helped me.
What did I do with my extra hour? Corrected my mistakes, of course. Although this felt futile, I reminded myself, it was an hour I would not have had otherwise........what did you do with your extra hour?