Thanks for all the anniversary wishes! I wish I could report that Fatty and I had a nice night out, but, alas, I am in Colorado and he was in Chicago. He is joining the girls and me here on Wednesday and my parents have generously offered to babysit, so we can go have a nice dinner together. Hooray!
I need a change of pace so I put the crochet hook down and picked up the knitting needles. I wanted to knit Elisa’s Nest Tote that I saw on the Purl Bee. It’s cute, it looked quite simple and the pattern said that it takes a few hours. Perfect for vacation knitting. I cast on the 41 stitches and started.
Oh, Elisa’s Nest Tote, why do you taunt me so? This is try number two. The first go didn’t work out so well. I like knitting fast and I have a tendency to drop stitches. Not good when you are knitting lace. I can never figure out how to put the yarn back on the needle with all those decreases and yarn overs. So, I frogged number one. I got 20 inches into number two and then realized I only had 38 stitches on the needle….wonder what happened to the other 3? I painstakingly took out about 8 rows over the course of 40 minutes and counted 39 stitches. Still missing two, I frogged again.
I cast on again last night. The plan: knit and watch movies, enjoy some down time while the girls are at camp. They say the third try is the charm. I sure hope so.