In Which the Pirate Learns a Lesson.

Never knit while you’re sick. Especially not when you’re taking any sort of medication that makes your head feel as if it’s about to float away (which, I must say, is better than the sloshy feeling of upset sinuses).

So I was knitting right along when I noticed that I’d knitted where I should have purled. And then I purled where I should have knitted. This wouldn’t have been so bad, except I’d gone twenty rounds past the mistake. And it wasn’t just in one column of stitches – it was in five separate ones.

I got out my new crochet hook and steeled myself to the inevitable. Five columns of stitches would have to be dropped down and picked back up. One hundred stitches would have to be replaced.

90 minutes and three cups of tea later, I had accomplished the task.

Then in the very next round I missed my cable and had to un-knit back to the spot where it belonged.

From now on, when I am sick, I am only allowed to work on stockinette, in the round, on circular needles.

In other news, I picked up copies of Cat Bordhi’s New Pathways for Sock Knitters and Debbie Stoller’s The Happy Hooker. I’m not starting any new projects until I finish some, but I’m really looking forward to trying this new stuff!

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