knitnana: A Night Off...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A Night Off...

There are times when you realize that if you continue to do a certain thing, you will seriously regret doing it - mistakes can be costly, frayed nerves are never a good sign that progress can be made.

Now having said that, sort of in my defense for not sewing tonight after having worked all weekend on Posy's and then spending all last night boxing for shipment...rather than take tonight to continue knitting on Clapotis, I did something entirely different!

I picked up Catharina Faroese Shawl (that's only been OTN since May 2006!). I had exactly 2 rows left of the patterning of the shawl. Finis. Then I began and completed the first of 24 repeats (58 rows each repeat!) of the edging pattern (see below for the gratuitous UNblocked lace photo!):

No I can't explain my bout of "finishitis." It's especially surprising when you consider that just today, I was taunting Opal to start her own Clapotis, in the comments to her blog post on "startitis!"

And I am eagerly (impatiently!) anticipating Roxanne's first shipment of Art Walk Sock Club yarn, and trying to guess what colors she's used...but till I receive my skein, I can't tell you what pattern I'll use to knit my socks...the spirit must move me!

I CAN tell you that I discovered tonight that I can knit lace and listen to Renata Tebaldi, not just Mozart! That was a delightful discovery...

She's got that woman screeching again.

I've heard it for 16 years, you might as well get used to it.


Blogger Mary in VA said...

That's no defense, its just the plain honest truth. You just get too tired to do some things, then you make mistakes and it all ends up taking more time than if you just let yourself take a break. So good for you!

6:07 AM  
Blogger Debi said...

WoW a rare photo of the whole family :)

Don't you wonder what cats really do think?

7:26 AM  
Blogger Jenni said...

My mom always said that when you start making mistakes, it is time to stop.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

I should be knitting lace while listening to the Harry Potter books! I know I won't be able to read while knitting lace...

10:28 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Everyone needs a bit of time off sometimes; take it and enjoy it. The shawl is looking good!

10:49 AM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

Glad you got some down time...the shawl is looking lovely and the kitties are adorable...nice to see everyone. :)

1:55 PM  
Blogger kat said...

i think that is why its good to always have various projects going...somedays I want to sew, somedays i want to knit & somedays i want to embroider...keeps you from getting bored as well as from making a mistake.

4:26 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

You really deserved some down time and I forgive your tauntings since my discipline has so obviously rubbed off on you. ;-)

Plus, just think about how gorgeous that faroese will look once the edging is done and you've blocked it!

7:23 PM  

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