Friday, November 03, 2006
In which I rip a foot at lunchtime
So at lunchtime I assessed the situation and ripped back to the start of the toe. The numbers were still uneven, so I then ripped each needle (in succession) the length of the foot back to the end of the instep decreases.
That took care of lunchtime. Fortunately, at the end of the instep there were 64 stitches, just unevenly divided on two needles. I knew I had 32 stitches on the instep one at the end of the decreases, because I had been counting compulsively. So, while waiting in the Copley station in the afternoon rush hour, with a bit of reassignment the difference was fixed and I was faced with a pile of yarn vomit from all the rows ripped out. Fortunately, it wound up into a ball without getting into a real tangle, and from Park to Alewife I was able to reknit 17 of the foot rows. The bus ride out to Arlington Heights took me up to 34 rows, so now I'm only slightly behind where I started this morning. So much for having a finished sock for Himself to try on this evening.....