Thursday, January 05, 2006

Ain't Gonna Happen

So, I've been getting up every day at 5:30 (in the A.M., that is) to continue with the Christmas knitting. Up until yesterday, I entertained the rather deluded opinion that I could knit a scarf, two hats, and a sock by this coming Saturday. I realized that after knitting for an hour or so yesterday morning, I had added about four inches to the scarf and still had twenty inches to go. Do the math. I may be able to finish the scarf tonight, but the hats and the sock aren't going to be close to being completed.

But I'm still delusional optimistic. We plan to drive down to my parents' Friday evening. It will be dark. I'm not a good enough knitter to knit in the dark. So, enter the ultra lightweight Petzl headlamp. Yup, I'm going to don said headlamp and knit on the trip down, unless it interferes with Tom's driving. An alternative is to knit by the light of the navigation system screen. I should be able to do that with a simple rib.

Tonight will be spent finishing and blocking the scarf (and other items), and winding skeins into balls.

I think I'm finally feeling the pressure.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Aren't headlamps just the best??