Friday, February 10, 2006

And we're off...but not like a shot.

Set cell phone alarm for 7:00.
Sleep through it because I forgot that I put my phone on vibrate.
Wake up with real alarmclock but not in time to knit and swatch for my E.L. sweater.
Wash dishes for Bryant in anticipation of annoying him with the Knitting Olympics and realize that I won't be able to make the bus and get to work on time.
Run for bus
Miss bus, await later bus.
Roll in to work and hope no one notices my tardyness
Consult expert knitter at work about my guage swatch. I am in fact, OFF GUAGE.
We decide this is not a problem b/c Bryant has a 40 inch chest and the smallest size EL has to offer is 43.5 inches.
Work through lunch hour so I can take my break at 1:45
Grab a sandwich and head over to Yerba Buena Gardens to cast on!
Cast on (129 sts) and knit first row.
Frog first row and cast on because I have mis-understood the chart. This is my first time reading a chart and it's showing.
Finish casting on (129 sts, again) double-count everything and realize that I will be late getting back to work if I don't leave now.
Realize that I forgot my keycard and have to go around the block to other non-keycard entrance.
Late for work. Hope no one notices.
Wonder about chart, realize I may get 4 inches into this sweater and have to frog back.
Pass out.
Just kidding.
Arrive home, try again.
Get 2 rows into pattern and realize another mistake.
RIIIIIIP back, again.

Give up, decide to go "out." The sweater will have to wait for tomorrow. I cannot cast on for the 4th time in one day.

I will arise again tomorrow from this terrible spill like Eddie the Eagle, I swear.

1 comment:

Skylar said...

Good luck Vick! I'm rooting for you! And yes, I believe you made the right decision in "going out" to get away from that nasty cast on. I am doing lace and f'd something up (I think I missed a yo somewhere, but can't find where it's missing). Keep us posted!