School didn’t leave me a lot of time for anything other than school. It was glorious, but my knitting suffered. I managed a few stitches here and there, usually while I was having a lunch or waiting for a ride. Nothing earth shattering fell off my needles. My shawl got larger.
Well, other than stitches. It was a common occurrence for me to pull a project out of the bag and lose a needle somewhere. My knitting and I didn’t get along as well as I would have liked. One day it attacked me and I ended up with a DPN embedded in my thigh. I didn’t think those could really pierce skin. Not the larger ones with rounded tips. Nope, they pierce skin quite easily.
One tetanus shot later and my knitting and I are still not quite on speaking terms.
Take this small project for example:
It’s supposed to be straightforward boot cuffs. I’ve made dozens of projects that start like this. I must have been very distracted because it took a couple of days for me to get the thing to connect in the round without the stitches being twisted. Then a couple more days to cast on the right number of stitches on the needles. My first attempt left me with half the size I needed but double the number of stitches was too big.
Swatches lie like like dogs on rugs. FIVE retries later, I finally got one done finished. I finished the other one late on Christmas Day.
I did well on my finals, by the way. I know you were all just dying to know.