Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Now You See It, Now You Don't

Since Monday was a holiday, Tuesday decided to kick me like only a Monday could.  I had endless waiting time.  Usually I welcome waiting time, but the time I had on my hands yesterday wasn't conducive to knitting.  Such a waste.  When I wasn't waiting, I was tethered to my computer, putting out virtual fires with a string of emails.  I was only too happy to see Tuesday come to an end.

When I woke up this morning and surveyed my knitting, I had a sinking feeling.  Could it be the bad vibes of Tuesday had spilled over into Wednesday?

Yesterday between breaks in the action I had been working on this sleeve.  In the morning light I had to admit that the gauge was wonky. It was probably one of those things that wouldn't be noticeable unless I pointed it out.  But could I live with it?  I contemplated my options, set the sleeve aside and went to pour more coffee.  

I could carry on as if everything were right on target, knit to the cuff and then decide that I couldn't live with it and rip it all out.  Or I could kick this bad karma in the pants, rip it all out now and start fresh.  

By the time I had re-filled my coffee cup, I knew what I had to do.

Today is a new day . . . and a new sleeve.

1 comment:

Taos Sunflower said...

And in the end, the pain of the frogging is but brief, and you'll be so much happier in the long run. SIGH.