Knitting This Week

6:00 AM

It's Wednesday again and that means it is time for the weekly yarn along.  I'm joining with Ginny and everyone to share yarn and books.  Last week I started my Hitofude and joined Karen and Steph in their KAL.  I counted and counted and counted some more, each stitch.  I did the two set up rows.  I knit the first row of pattern.  And was off FOUR stitches.  What?  How can that be?  I counted and counted.  I debated just making it work to the end.  But I was only three rows in, so I ripped it all out and started over.  UGH.   So I have worked on my two at a time-toe up-magic loop socks, Hitofude, and the woven scarf.  It doesn't feel like I've made any progress on any of my projects.


I have been reading Home Front by Kristin Hannah.  A good friend gives me all of her books when she is done reading them.  In fact, I've got quite a nice stack of "to be read" books.  She also puts a little post it with her thoughts on the book.  This note on this book says "I cried through the whole book."  Great.  Home Front is about a female army helicopter pilot who is in the national guard and gets called up for a year long tour of duty in Iraq (not too long after September 11th).  She and her husband haven't been getting along too well and just before she leaves he tells her that he doesn't love her anymore.  I have teared up a little bit, but since I'm reading it at work on my downtime I am really trying not to cry in public.  (Not that there is anything wrong with that).

Happy Yarn Along Wednesday!

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9 comments

  1. oh no! bummer about the missing stitches but I would have ripped if it was only a few rows. I had trouble transitioning from the sleeves to the body....still not sure what I did wrong but I did fix it.

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  2. If someone had told me there was math involved with knitting before I began I might never have learned to knit. I know it's the pits when the numbers don't line up, but I would have ripped back too. I can't wait to see it!

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  3. blah. I hate when that happens, but like you, I would have started over. Fingers crossed that next time works perfectly!!! (you are going to LOVE it, really...promise!)

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  4. I'm a big supporter of crying in public. Especially over knitting. And four stitches.

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  5. I love that your friend leaves little notes in her hand-me-down books. What a gift.

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  6. Oh, it's so frustrating to have to rip back a piece of knitting

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  7. I've been in the same situation with my knitting, I understand! You are also in good company with crying in public, I inherited my mother's trait of crying when angry, it is inconvenient.

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  8. I guess you are another member of the frogging club this week. There seems to be a lot of us. I love the yarns you are working with. I like Kristen Hannah's books. I haven't read Home Front. Now I know to wait until I am in the mood for a tear-jerker.

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  9. Beautiful yarn colours!

    I joined Steph in her Hitofude CAL too, but I'm still fretting over what yarn to use so my only progress so far is pulling out yarn after yarn from my seemingly endless stash, only to find that despite the huge quantities of yarn I STILL can't find what I'm looking for!

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