Oh man. I may be in the middle of working myself into a tissy over trying to make waaay to many things for our wedding oh yeah and trying to finish grad school in the next couple of months and what the heck is wrong with me why can’t I just make simple choices and say no to myself but I want to do ALL THE THINGS and there just aren’t enough hours in the day so I use night hours too but there aren’t enough of those and I really have to sleep sometimes even if I’ve become a complete caffeine addict again because Adam will tell you that I’m really not as pleasant of a person as I could be if I’m not getting enough sleep and I really do try and be pleasant most of the time even if I am more than a bit of a misanthrope I’m a friendly misanthrope if only I was better at not being manic when I’m stressed out oh man.
Since a wedding is a ceremony that brings together family and friends, I want to honor my family for their love and support during our upcoming wedding. So I decided that I would knit a lace shawl for all four of my mother figures – my mom, my stepmom, my godmother, and Adam’s mom – to wear to our wedding. Which is a fair bit of knitting. I picked four different patterns and four different yarns to keep from going nuts doing the same thing over and over again. But, I’ve made two GIGANTIC mistakes so it looks like I will be repeating my knitting regardless of if I want to or not. Major, major lamesauce.
In the shawl I’m knitting for Adam’s mom, I seem to have added an extra branch point that is not in the center of the shawl. I have absolutely no idea how I managed to do so, nor how I managed to continue to knit for so very long after making the mistake without noticing it, but I did. I had knit 34g of yarn over 22 hours but had to frog it back to 14g of yarn. That means I ripped out 13 hours of knitting. In the shawl I’m knitting for my stepmom, I seem to have only bought half the yarn I needed of a discontinued colorway that I was completely unable to track down again (and only realized that I did so after knitting almost all of the skein of yarn), so I had to rip out all 23 hours of knitting I had done and start over with different yarn.
That means that this month featured 36 HOURS of wasted knitting. I am seriously, seriously frustrated with myself right now!