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.
8:00
Wake up with real alarmclock but not in time to knit and swatch for my E.L. sweater.
8:40
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.
8:45
Run for bus
8:46
Miss bus, await later bus.
9:10
Roll in to work and hope no one notices my tardyness
9:30
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.
12:00
Work through lunch hour so I can take my break at 1:45
1:45
Grab a sandwich and head over to Yerba Buena Gardens to cast on!
2:00
Cast on (129 sts) and knit first row.
2:20
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.
2:40
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.
2:45
Realize that I forgot my keycard and have to go around the block to other non-keycard entrance.
2:50
Late for work. Hope no one notices.
3:30
Wonder about chart, realize I may get 4 inches into this sweater and have to frog back.
Pass out.
Just kidding.
5:30
Arrive home, try again.
5:50
Get 2 rows into pattern and realize another mistake.
RIIIIIIP back, again.

7:00
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!