This is the South- how can it be soooo cold?
Oh, wait, that was so 2 days ago-it’s 50 something degrees outside. I can actually go out without a coat.
Yesterday I treated myself to an evening of knitting with friends. I have been so busy at the opera I haven’t been to the knitting group since before Christmas and I really felt I deserved a evening out. Preferably one free of Phillip Glass. I sat thru 2 dress rehearsals of Akhnaten this week and I can tell you that the music is lovely but stupefying in large quantities.
So it was off to the Friday night group at Knitch where I laughed and talked and knitted about 5 inches on my Stork’s Nest Scarf. I had forgotten to bring the pattern but discovered I could remember it well enough. I had a few glitches but nothing I couldn’t fix on the spot and returned home feeling very good about the whole thing.
Then I discovered that I must have enjoyed myself too well because I didn’t notice that I had failed to turn the work and had knitted the pattern rows on the wrong/purl side. For 3 pattern repeats, 45 rows. I had a moment of “well isn’t that clever- the pattern reverses sides midway. I can just keeping knitting it this way. I’ll just twist it around my neck anyway” . Then I spent the rest of the evening frogging lace and trying to figure out where I was before I changed sides.