Saturday, February 10, 2007
Hubris, or I can't count at 7:50 a.m.
Casting on 56 stitches in K1P1 rib on springy 16" size 0 circulars is not something you want to be doing in a rush hour Red Line car, even if the fairies do grant you a seat. Therefore, I try to make sure that the sock is already cast on before I leave the house, even if it's ever so barely before I leave the house. Clearly I need to back that off to a time when I'm not pushed to get the task done and can trust my count. On the other hand, since I'm dead in the water on the Regia 4ply sweater while waiting for the replacement size 1s (2.25 mm please, not 2.5mm) to show up, I now have still another choice in the pile of half-done projects to pick from.
It's taken a long time for me to learn (Marblehead don't you know) to slooow down when I cast on for socks.
Well, at least your trying. And just think of all the different projects you can use to appease the commuting fairies!