Living between two houses and just generally being on the move means that sometimes I forget details.
Sometimes I even forget REALLY important details, like my knitting.
A couple of weeks ago I left the socks on the go at work and only discovered the loss when I got to TOF's 25k away.
And there was no knitting on the needles at TOF's and there was no spare yarn in the car or the emergency drawer.
A hunt around revealed a small amount of sock yarn left over from a matinee jacket. I had sock needles and 39 grams of yarn. And the thought of another pair of baby socks wasn't doing it for me.
Thank the knitting goddesses for Ravelry. Soon I had cast on the Work Mini-Mitts by Rachel Maxson and the first was all but finished in a short evening.
You would think that would be the end of it. But not.
My lack of attention to detail revealed itself in the morning when I went to knit the thumb. The designer had omitted that detail from the pattern and I hadn't read the pattern through before casting on.
I guess I should be relieved that I'm not the only one who can forget important stuff.
I made up the thumb, badly as it turned out. Apart from the rather loose thumbs, the mitts are far too skimpy for my liking but I finished the things and they'll get used. And until next time, I'll remember to pay attention to the details.