So where did we leave off? Let’s see, I went to bed with the 5 NEW triangles re-knitted correctly. This morning, as my train of thought went speeding through the station without me, I realized that I had forgotten to change needles when I started the triangles. (Pause here for the import of this to sink in.) I re-knit the triangles because I was worried about gauge, but I forgot to change to the smaller needles.
With a grim line of determination on my face, I resolved to find a few minutes during the day to rip out again. Then I would have an hour and a half staff meeting at which to catch up and surpass. I would be back on the train.
I found my few minutes at lunchtime. I knit during the staff meeting. 9 triangles worth – but who’s counting? I dug in my knitting bag to untangle the yarn, and my hand encountered my brand-new case of Denise Interchangeable Needles. I stared at that needle case, and heard the train take off again. Without me. I STILL HADN’T CHANGED NEEDLES!!!!!!
With the remaining meeting time, I ripped out yet again. (Pause to feel the utter disgust with myself pouring out of my fingertips as I type this.) I have vowed that I am not going to sleep tonight until all 24 base triangles are done, correctly.
I feel a new quiz coming on….What kind of mistake-maker are you?
1. I make mistakes because I don’t read the directions.
2. I make mistakes because I don’t understand the directions.
3. I make mistakes because I am in a hurry and I am careless.
4. I make mistakes because I can’t remember a thought long enough to carry it out.
If you are a #1 kind of MM, you are probably a man.
If you are a #2 kind of MM, it might be a good idea to take a class.
If you are a #3 kind of MM, you are a Type A personality, prone to high blood pressure, and should take up paint-by-numbers instead of knitting.
If you are a #4 kind of MM, you are a woman of a certain age who is hormonally hassled. Or an even older man.
There you have it. I've unbared my soul to you, my readers. I ask you all, did I overdo it? Did I really need to rip out three times? Did I do the right thing? Was it necessary to do the right thing? What do you think?
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