knitnana: Afterthought?
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Saturday, February 20, 2010


Lately, it's seemed as if everything I do gets twisted up so I have to redo, or accept the loss of speed on a project because things get snagged or the rules change in mid-stream...It's been a frustrating couple of weeks loaded with stressful situations, where often at the end of the day, even I questioned my abilities and competence (ok, maybe no one else was questioning, but I was).

So today, I was grateful for the opportunity to take part in a 2-hour Restorative Yoga class, and just "be" me..."recognizing you're right where you need to be."

What a lovely reminder!

So after I got home and got a few bags in process, and a couple of housekeeping projects underway, I picked up the Fair Isle mitten #2 to work on while watching the Olympics. And merrily knitted away, and suddenly stopped to look at the motif, thinking "Wow, I'm really coming along here..."

You remember that "Afterthought Thumb?"

Well. I didn't. (It's an afterthought, I guess? WHY didn't I think of the Afterthought Thumb?

I was about 8 rows above it. I pulled out the needles, slipped them back in at the right row

And ended up frogging all the rest of that work - by the way, it took me two nights to get to that point, as I had so little knitting time the end of the week.

I'm back on track now...but it's just another of those things that gets twisted around and slows the progress - a monkey wrench, you know?

I told you I don't like Afterthought Thumbs. Maybe I should have just forgotten about trying for this Olympic medal?

Oh! Tomorrow night is ice dancing!!! I can't wait. :)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait for the ice dancing, too!

1:51 AM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Darn that afterthought thumb. It really should be called thought-about-for-a-brief-moment thumb, as you do need to think of it a bit if you want to mark it with waste yarn.

I am proud of you as a true Olympian, fixing your mistake and doing it right. You'll nail it on the second run, I'm sure!

4:29 PM  
Anonymous Tiffany said...

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6:52 PM  
Blogger Carrie K said...

Ice dancing sounds like just the ticket. It's been a year so far, hasn't it? I blame gremlins. ;)

Those mittens are going to be beautiful!

11:46 PM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

The yoga class sounds lovely. Sorry about that thumb...I agree, you deserve a medal for those mittens! *hugs* :)

8:25 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

It will be a lovely pair of mittens in the end! Ice dancing should be a good one to watch while knitting; you can really concentrate while waiting for the scores.

2:45 PM  

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