Yes, it sure does go in a lot of directions
Let's see, what have I been doing this past week instead of blogging? Well, I joined the Greys Anatomy KAL as previously mentioned(2nd episode of the new season is on tonight!) and got started on my a multidirectional diagonal scarf. I was moving right along with no problems on Thursday and brought my knitting (of course) along to a friend's house for dinner and a movie on Friday. So I'm knitting and chatting with Chris, who has begun knitting recently and is taking to it like a duck to water. Anyway, there I am knitting along when I look down at my work. Hmmm. Somethings not quite right, but what is it? I pick it up and try leaning it to the left and then to the right "Chris, am I knitting off to the side?"
We decide that it's fine and I must just be going crossed eyed from all the diagonals. But no such luck. I must have missed one row of work causing me to start the next short row section on the wrong side... thus creating a 45 degree angle.
OK, so I guess I should look at my work a little more often huh? Rip, rip, rip and we're back on track.
Last night I finished the scarf against my right hands advice. I did something to my right ring finger apparently. Can you even get Knitters Finger? I noticed toward the end of the night on Tuesday (knitting group night) that it was a little sore where the needle was resting but I just figured I over-did it and all would be well after a little rest. Well of course I couldn't just leave well enough alone and give myself a couple days off from knitting, I was having way too much fun watching all of the colors progress (Noro Silk Garden - mmmmmm).
Well, by last night as I was finishing up the last little bit, I was in some serious pain (just 10 more decrease rows, their decreases for God's sake!). The pain isn't constant, just a random zing of "owww oww OMG OWWWW" when you least expect it. But I'm no quitter, I wrapped a piece of the scarf around my finger for a cushion and finished her off.
While I'm not normally a fringe person it seemed to need a little something so I caved. We'll see how long I keep it on there. Tonight, washing and blocking!
Yesterday, I also got half of my new spinning booty in the mail!
And since I have this from ye olde ren faire...
I can try spinning tonight instead of knitting and give my hand a break.
See, the fiber gods are always watching out!
Oh, did I not mention the spinning thing? Yeah, umm, I bought some roving (top?) on ebay because I wanted to play with some colors and try plying them together and all that good stuff. I know I shouldn't start down this path because knitting is a gateway drug. Knitting, turns into spinning, which leads to weaving and before you know it you've got a llama and a sheep roaming your back yard. I vow to try and cut myself off somewhere around a wheel, is that fair?