Yesterday we had our warmest day of the winter. It was SO nice, so pretty and it was almost warm. Moxie and I took a little longer walk than I've been able to do and it felt good. However, it was still hard to keep my breath, but my recovery time has improved.
The weather did make up for the knitting disasters that struck this past week. Any knitter knows that gauge is very important and if the gauge is off, even by a bit, it's very likely your garment isn't going to fit. As I knit a sweater, I check the gauge throughout the project to insure it will turn out as expected and fit well. About 6" into the second sleeve on EPS, it was very apparent that the sleeve was too big around, the gauge was off and the sleeve had to be frogged. Out, out damn sleeve....back to square one.
Sunday morning I started anew on the sleeve and it is now back on track…second sleeve looks more like the first. Yay! It is the process (it is!) and the process continues (albeit a little behind schedule). By March 1st I hope to UNITE the EPS pieces and start knitting the yoke! Woo and hoo!!! Of course, I'm ignoring the fact that I wanted the sweater finished by March 1st.
Monday night I had a few minutes to spend on Aspen Grove. Good progress was made, but half way through the second chart I noticed a huge mistake. The double decrease changes from a Sl, K2tog, PSSO to a center double decrease and I had not made the change. I am a blithe, arrogant knitter who just does what's easy, thinks she knows what's going on and pays too little attention to detail. It bites me in the ass with every bit of lace I knit, and yet, there is no change in attitude (call me a slow learner). SO, out came 40 or so rows (big frown). I am now back on track, checking and rechecking each row to make sure the decreases are correctly executed..it IS THE PROCESS. It is!
Here's hoping the rest of my knitting week goes a little more smoothly and the warm weather sticks around. You'd think a grrl could catch a break somewhere, eh?