So remember the other day when I said I was going to ride that wave of completion straight thru some of my many works in progress? Yeah, so… not really feeling it anymore.
My cowl has yet to be grafted together. I was going to do that after work yesterday, but I’d failed to put everything I needed into my knitting bag the night before so I couldn’t take it with me when I left the house at zero-dark-thirty (because I’d have to search for stuff, and people were still asleep). I’ll try to do it tonight after everyone is asleep (I can’t do kitchner when there’s even a chance that someone might talk to me).
So instead of my cowl stuff, I grabbed a random project bag from the top of my yarn basket, assuming that if there was stuff a bag, it was something I needed to finish – it didn’t really matter what the project was.
As it turns out, the stuff in the bag was some yarn and needles for making “Green Autumn (Druid Mittens)” by brooklyntweed, and I was pretty excited. I’ve been wanting to make these for years, and my very lovely friend Carole bought the pattern for me as a gift. But I tried and tried, and cannot get any needle/yarn combination to get gauge!!
I’m going to have to knit a few more rows on the second attempt before I decide if this yarn/needle combination is working or not. But my frustration with knitting let me to…
…pulling out a spinning wheel (PJ for now). I popped a new piece of cotton cord on to replace the drive band that the cat had tangled around the axle, and put those frustrating mittens and all their gauge problems out of my mind for a bit.
I hope your knitting is going better than mine!