Sunday, April 09, 2006

Another lesson learned

These lessons are getting somewhat tiring. So, Tap sock was going right along. There was about 4 inches of ribbing and I was still loving it. I took it to work so that maybe, if the phones didn't ring constantly, I could knit a bit more at lunchtime. (Lunch happens at my desk. Unless you go to the bathroom to eat, there's no place to get away from the phones.) Thursday I learn that everyone is going to be in a meeting at lunch time, except me (someone has to answer the phones and they also know that I get really fidgety in meetings). Oh this is gonna be good. Since I can now, at least on simple things, look and figure out where I'm at if I have to stop suddenly it's going to work. I won't have to go look for anyone to take a call..."I'm sorry she/he is in a meeting, may I take a message?...and after taking the note can get back to the knitting.

I'm just dyin' to put this sock on, see how it fits since I haven't knit with this yarn/this size needles before. So, I take off my shoe and sock and slip it on over my ankle. While I'm gazing at this wondrous thing, the phone rings. I deliver the above message and the caller says something like "Oh that's ok, I just faxed you some stuff and I need to make sure it got there ok" I look at the fax and the visible page is one of those "Three days, two nights in Cancun for $99" The fax is across the room, so yarn in hand and ribbing on foot and amble over to see what's what. I did hear a little sound as I came back but there are lots of little sounds in our bldg.

I assure the caller that the fax is here and legible and then realize...OMG there's a DPN lying on the floor. I look down to discover that there are now ladders where 22 stitches used to be! The words I muttered fiercely were not appropriate office language so I won't repeat them here.

I tried to reconstruct, but it never looked right so Tap is now but a memory hopefully to be redone today. It's all about the process, right?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to make you drop all those stitches. I won't fax next time, I'll just send it in an email.
I've had that same thing happen to me with a cable het, and only 2" left to go on it. Argh! I feel your pain. And socks are MUCH more work than a hat. It's that darned knitting with toothpicks and thread.