|Two of the three projects on the sticks - Every Way Wrap and Dalekanium Socks|
We got our errands finished Saturday. Sunday we stayed home, enjoying be house bound, watching TV and people slip and slide on our road. I knit. Even though I brought work home Friday from school, I didn't get to it. It is really just and hour or two on the computer, and Saturday when I sat down to do that work, my laptop was playing hard to get. It seems if I don't get it done Saturday morning, it doesn't get done.
I am a very early riser, figured I'd get done what I needed to this morning before I left for work. But, that didn't happen (yes, it is still NOT done).
Due to the dangerous road conditions, they closed schools, so I have been able to sit in my jammies far longer than I'd like to admit and knit!!!!!
|Every Way Wrap|
Then I got to thinking about this week in school. I am "proctoring" mid year tests. For the most part, I can't do anything other than walk around, keep an eye on my students and remind them "This is a test, I am sorry, I cannot help you on this." With my ADD, I go stir crazy sitting there doing nothing and I got to wondering about bringing my knitting. There was no way I could work on the Every Way Wrap, so I thought about my other projects.
The Birch Leaf Shawl? Uh, NOPE! That is NOT something I can drop what I'm doing and help, assist students and will take far too much attention!
The Dalekanium Socks? Hmmm, maybe. I was almost to the heel, I've done enough socks that I can drop and go if I need to, but not these. This pattern calls for short row heels, which I'd never done before and I just didn't want to be doing those in a drop and go situation!
Yesterday, I knit the remaining 1/2 inch of the foot, and moved onto the heel. Try as I might to complete both heels before the end of the day, I had some technical difficulties with the heel and went to bed with one heel "completed, but in need of frogging and re-knitting. This morning, with no school, I found my error, frogged back to that spot, and was able to get both heels done. Pretty amazing and simple heel, I'll see how they were and maybe I've found my new heel. We'll see!
Anyone who might be paying attention may notice no picture of the Birch Leaf Shawl. Nope, she isn't frogged, just being a little camera shy! She hasn't been touched except for pictures last time I posted WIPs!
|Birch Leaf Shawl (sits ignored in the project bag)|