Today didn’t get off to a good start. Look at this picture, can you spot the problem?
The problem with blocking is, you’ve done all the knitting and casting off, you’ve sewn in the ends, given the project a bath, you’ve done all the pinning, you look at it and feel pretty good about yourself. Then you leave, because if you’re anything like me you’ll be there for hours and hours moving pins around. All is well, all the stitches look great and you can actually see the whole thing because it’s not bunched up on the needles. After all of the effort is the worst possible time to fine a big mistake (that’s probably not all that big to anyone else but to you it’s the size of a planet with a population well over 5,000,000!
I missed some yarn overs and so there is a massive gap where they should be and it’s staring at me.
Not only that, when I woke up this morning with the plan of taking my shawl for a walk, and photograph it with some leaves or something. I could tell before I even looked out of the window this wasn’t going to happen as it was making a kind of wet noise out there. So I stayed in my PJs for much longer than is socially expectable and tidy the house a little. I now have a real desk, not just a spot on the dining room table! I did another yarn sort, this never really involves getting rid of yarn (heaven forbid!) mostly just moving yarn around so it feels like it’s in some kind of neat and tidy order… Every time I do this though I seem to require more boxes or draws, almost as if there is more of it… how odd. Oh well.
I really want to start a new project, I don’t even have any ideas about what I’d start but i’m looking at all my unfinished projects and thinking ‘meh’. I need to compile a final gift list for Christmas and get started on it, I know I’ll need to start soon if I want to be in with a chance of getting it all done on time. That might give me something new to cast on.