Sunday, February 12, 2012

Those devilish details

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.


Michelle said...

Sounds like you need to have a His Place project, a My Place project, and Work project and a Car project. And really 4 WIPs on the go isn't that many!

Roxie said...

Yayy! Way to go! Good solutions.

2paw said...

I used to forget shoes when I was travelling between towns when I was teaching. I would arrive back at school with only one shoe. You need a project clipped to your belt at all times!!!

catsmum said...

yeah what Michelle said :)