Thursday, February 23, 2006

SWEET! ::said surfer style::

Tell me if this has ever happened to you. You read over a pattern and you get to a certain part that will not require you to look at the pattern for a while (i.e. straight sts for 24 inches, make 25 repeats, knit 64 rows). So you proceed to knit, knit, knit and you get closer and closer to your goal. Then for some reason you happen to look back at the pattern (often times after you have reached that milestone), and that goal that you have been so diligently knitting towards has moved. You would have put money on the fact that you had to knit for 24 inches. But when you look at the pattern, it only says to knit for 21 inches. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking about misreading a pattern size requirement. I am talking about the sheer craziness of your brain “knowing” something that is flat out wrong. No? You never did that? Maybe that’s why we are A Little Loopy and you aren’t, since we’ve made this “error” several times collectively. It must be that salty So Cal air.

Normally I don’t welcome this mistake. But I shouted with joy last night (Jenny thought I had lost my mind and promptly tried to remedy the situation with doggie kisses) when I realized that the make-15-repeats-goal that I was working toward on my Adamas shawl was wrong! I only have to do 14! And I was on 14 already! Sweet! Normally, this would have just made me very happy, but last night I was ecstatic. This is the Olympics people and I just got a day back from my schedule!

I have a couple more rows of repeat 14 and then I will be off to the finishing chart! And a day early to boot! This all comes at a really good time because I started to realize how long it was probably going to take me to bind off - something that I conveniently failed to calculate into my Olympic Program.

8 comments:

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

Great news! I'll bet the Olympians in Turino (is that how we say it in English - in French I know it's Turin, but I'm not so sure in my native tongue - how sad is that?) don't get that kind of great news during their events.

Nonnahs said...

Dude...sweeet! Yes, I've been there, done that on the misreading. No surprise there. And yes, that is why we're loopy. the "little" part is up for discussion. ;) Congrats on your progress!

Theresa said...

You know, in ice dancing they aren't judged on the final flourish ;)

christine said...

Dachshund kisses are certainly appropriate therapy in those situations, and yes, I have had that happen to me.....
You go girl! You're going to finish!!!!Early! WOW!

knitzalot said...

Yay! Congrats! I have had yet another setback. :( It builds character, right?

Chris said...

You figured out how expand time. Good job! Please go to Yarn Harlot and share the secret - Steph sounds in desperate need. :)

Miriam said...

Yes, the bindoff is terribly long... but oh so satisfying :) Can't wait to see it!

Nasus said...

go go go! you can do it! :)