While making the Thanksgiving meal and enjoying visiting relatives, I tried to sneak in some simple knitting. It did not go well.
I had two colors of Noro silk garden yarn and planned to make a simple striped scarf.
Step 1 – Cast on 45 stitches. In between stuffing a turkey and ricing potatoes for lefse, knit about six inches of the two row stripe pattern.
Step 2 – Decide the edges are too ragged. Rip it all out and start over, slipping the edge stitches at the start of each row.
Step 3 – Start worrying that the yarn is a little rough. Will it be too inchy? And since I added some stitches to the cast on, will I run out of yarn?
Step 4 – Rip back half the rows, then have second thoughts and decide that it will soften over time as other Noro projects have, and that I can always order more yarn if it is too short. Pick up the stitches and start reknitting the rows I just ripped back.
Step 5 – During a board game of Would You Rather with the extended family, ask self if I would rather have a cowl. Decide yes and rip all rows back to zero.
Step 6 – Eat way too much really good food. Wash way too many dishes. Tear apart the craft closet looking for another size 7 needle so I can cast on a spiral knit cowl.
Step 7 – Knit seven or eight rows of a long cowl, but dislike the single row look. Rip it all out.
Step 8 – Look up directions for jogless two row stripes and start again, on one needle. Decide that I won’t like the thin strips in a multi-wrapped cowl. Rip it all out.
Step 9 – Cast on 45 Stitches and restart the simple two row scarf.
Step 10 – Eat pie to forget.