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Friday, November 10, 2006

Numerically Challenged

I can't believe what I did yesterday. M was having a fussy day, ever since early morning. I tried to get her to nap at home around 1pm, thought I'd have the same luck as on Tues & Wed. She normally doesn't settle on my shoulder for naptime (like she does with alacrity with DH's shoulder; is his shoulder more cushy?), I am seldom able to put her down (in crib or playpen) for her nap, and what usually happens is I hold her the entire time or we go for a car ride. Yesterday was one such day.... it wasn't until 3:30pm when I decided we had to go for a little drive, so that she can take her nap and not be as fussy when DH gets home. She was out in 10 minutes. Yay! That was quick; I've had times where I'd drive for an hour and she would still not fall asleep. So I went to the local mall, parked the car, and started a new hat. I knit 8 rows and then started the pattern I had worked out in my head. By the time I got to the end of the round, I realized that I was 6 stitches short. Doh! I had cast on 90 stitches instead of 96 stitches...

Sigh... what to do, what to do... Do I frog the whole thing and cast on again with 96 stitches? Or do I find make something else using 90 stitches? I decided not to frog ... I know, it was only 8 rows of stockinette, but the whole process of casting on, counting, dividing stitches, counting, then joining the round is just so tedious. So I'm working a different design for this hat. Not sure what I'll call it, maybe "The Accidental Hat", lol. This will be my second hat worked on that big ball of yarn I got from frogging a crochet lapghan I found.

Teatime... I made another pot of tea today. Jasmine Pearls from Imperial Tea Court. M knows I drink tea. She will point to my cup and say, "tay." I need to find a way to get rid of the dark tea stains on my teapot (and mug, for that matter).

Still waiting for my little white box from Elann. I know, it's still too early. Earlier this week I received a boring ubiquitous brown box containing 128 ounces of yarn for charity knitting. Yes, more hats! Oh btw, this last order from Elann is really going to be a "little" box, since I only ordered 25 balls of yarn. It's nothing like my order of 88 balls (84 balls of baby silk!), or 62 balls (60 balls of baby cashmere!). Most of my other Elann orders have been around 55 to 60 balls. What am I going to do with all this yarn, you must wonder. Well, much of it has been earmarked for projects which I intend to get to. I'm knitting as fast as I can... (I guess I shouldn't tell you guys how much kitchen cotton yarn I have...)

Ok, that's all I can type for now. M just woke up furious from her nap... gotta go get her...


5 stitch(es):

V. said...

S -
What's with the brown box of yarn you got?

smariek said...

I bought more yarn for chemo caps because I was running out of yarn. If I don't get through it all this year, it'll be used for Cap Karma 2007. :-)

Anonymous said...

to get rid of the tea stains, try white vinegar. just leave it in there for awhile
- tea and knitting addict

V. said...

You bought yarn? I still have yarn here - why didn't you say so???

M - take it easy on the credit card OK? I don't want your DH coming around to the conclusion that I am sort of responsible for the knitting habit and subsequent expenses.....

carole said...

If the white vinegar doesn't work (my first choice) try oxyclean... just rinse very well when your done. A frieend of mine said it worked great on coffee stains he had!