In Which the Pirate Plans to Meet New Friends.

I called the yarn store and verified that they have a Sit ‘n Knit on Thursdays from 17:00 to 19:00. I’m thinking of going there straight from work anyway, which would get me there at around 16:30 – they probably won’t mind if I’m a little early! Must resist buying any new yarn. MUST.

There is a week left on my Baby Surprise Jacket deadline. This is really, really not good. I always procrastinate on these things, and then I’m up the whole night before seaming. Maybe instead of going straight to the yarn store, I should go home, get the BSJ, and bring that to Knit Night instead. As long as I remember to keep track of my rows, I think I should be okay. I hope. Maybe. There is a definite tendency to talk more than knit at these things, and to pay more attention to the conversation than to the pattern, and as a result to have to rip back when I get home and find mistakes. So maybe I shouldn’t bring it.

Either way, the two conversations on the Ravelry forums which were taking up way too much of my time are now fortunately winding to a close. I guess I’ll just have to be disciplined about knitting twelve rows a day on the BSJ, and it will be done on time!

Next time, I start the sweater as soon as I hear about the pregnancy. Next time, I buy only gender-neutral yarns. I have enough yarn left for one neutral sweater and one boy-color sweater. Next time, maybe I’ll just start the sweater before anyone’s actually pregnant, and then I’ll be able to lean back in my chair for nine months, knitting socks for myself, glorying in the pleasure that is a project completed before– oh, who am I kidding?

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