So. I should know better than to do detail oriented patterns when I am tired, picking up my knitting at 9pm after getting the kids in bed.
I taught my class last night, stopped at Michael’s for sale Cotton-ease and then came on home in time to put the kids down to bed. I sat in my chair, picked up the unmentionables & started to work. I had finished one leg, edging & all before going to class. Now I just needed to take out the provisional cast on on the second leg & return to working on the pattern. I was too tired. Period. Plus watching Deadliest Catch on the dvr I was a tad distracted. Mike Rowe’s voice can do that to the best of us.
Instead of working a purl round, increase round, purl round for the ruffle, I went ahead & worked on the lace edging, for 4 hours!!! I only had about 40 sts left when it dawned on me,
‘this isn’t ruffling the same as the other leg’.
I hold it up & WHAM!
I see it… it’s 3″ short- with no ruffle!
So, at 1:30am I rip it back to the provisional cast on row and put it down.
Let me just say I had a hard time falling asleep after that. I, most certainly, was not going to try to knit anymore, even if I couldn’t sleep!
This morning has gone much better, I have done the purl, increase, purl and am now working the stockinette of the ruffle bottom. Whew! Another distaster diverted!