Thursday, February 16, 2006

Please Someone, STOP ME!

Ok! I need some serious intervention. I realize I need some intervention. I may never get this close to real consciousness again.

Who let me near a calculator? Get me away from them, quick! Oh my ... let's go over the amount of time it will take me to get this tank top done. I knit at a rate of about 8 minutes per round. I need to have at least 13.5 inches done before I get to the shoulders. I am knitting 30 rows per 4 inches or 7.5 rows per inch. I need a total of101.25, let us round it to 101 rows, to get there. 101 rows times 8 minutes per row equals 808 minutes or 13 hours and 25 minutes. Divide this evenly over the 9 days left and I need to get in 1.5 hours of knitting a day. PHEW! Much more manageable!!

Who let me have a cable needle? Didn't they realize how very dangerous thos e things are?!!The unmitigated repeat disaster is on the detail on the back of my top.

I am happily looking back on 29 rows of pattern. I have made one whole repeat and am well started on the next repeat when I notice ... I did a C4F rather than a C4B down on row 6! What am I going to do? Should I move forward and hate the mistake and hate the top and never wear it because it will always cause me to wail and gnash my teeth in the outer (and inner) darkness? Should I try to salvage those two mistakenly knit cables and move forward once again. I am going to try to get those flipping cables fixed.

Wish me luck! I'll be starting in the early morning before the kids wake up. Maybe a little or a LOT of coffee and some quiet will help?

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