I made it to bed Monday night, on schedule, with base triangles complete. Now I am moving ahead with my first row of right-leaning squares which I hope to complete tonight, UNEVENTFULLY. I love watching how the weave effect forms under my fingers.
I was so tickled by people's comments about my mishaps. Abby mentions how she rewarded her own persistence in making her husband's sock, by buying Alpaca for herself. I think that qualifies as yet another reason to break yarn diet rules.
Rule #6: When one has slaved away at a difficult knitting task, a task involving repeated frogging and/or tinking; when one has not shirked from the responsibility to Do It Right; it is permissable to reward oneself with a new yarn purchase.
Teresa points out that I am getting my money's worth by knitting the same yarn over and over. Actually, I have calculated that when all goes well, I am getting approximately 4 hours of pleasure from each ball of yarn. That works out to about $2.50 an hour. I get to have all this fun, PLUS I get a sweater at the end of it. Maybe even one that fits. Are there any entertainment options that can beat that?
Michelle used her Magic 8 ball to find out if I made the right decision to frog, and I am immensely reassured to know that indeed I did. Michelle will rent her Magic 8 ball services to any other indecisive knitter out there.
Thanks to everyone who has been commenting. Please know how much bloggers love to have that interaction with other knitters, or with readers who aren't knitters. (Hi Mom.)
It's quiet tonight. Once again I missed attending the weekly knit-in here in mid-Michigan. I wake up every Tuesday morning definitely planning to go. By the time I get home from work, I'm thinking I'll probably go. Within an hour, I'm settled in at home with no energy to go back out. I'm sure it's the dregs of winter wearing me down. I know everyone is ready for spring. Check out Ann's blog for the sure signs of Early Onset Spring Fever.