6/23/07

Continental breakfast..... Not!!!

Friday was totally exhausting for many reasons.... one being not enough sleep and with that I was suffering from sleep deprivation. In the back of my mind, the mantra was knit... knit... and more knitting. So my intention was to take a nap on the train in order to get some knitting done once I arrived home, but not... what did I do, attempt to get in some more rows of the Summertime Tunic, I was determined to get this project at least part way done. Well I sailed along nicely... feeling renewed.. and then urggh!!!. I dropped a stitch a few rows back and in my attempt to retrieve it, I made a major mess....... urgggh. At that point I realized I should've taken that much needed nap. I arrive home, again refusing to take a nap and fumbled around with the now mangled Summertime Tunic and decided there was only one solution... rip rip rip... I stopped and hooked the string to my ball winder and gave it my all. So now I was back to square one, and decided before casting on that I needed more practice and proceeded to pull out my Bev Dillon Dvd and took a good hard look at what I needed to do to get the project going again correctly. Well... well... well.. I learned Continental Knitting!!!!! never heard of it until last night while viewing one of my knitting dvds. Knitting with the working yarn in my left hand is so much easier and a lil faster. Can I say Sheila Got Her Groove Back!!!! lol. Stay tuned....

7 comments:

Kimberly said...

I learned to crochet before I learned to knit and found continental much easier.

Don't get too upset about the foiled top. You'll be back where you were pretty quickly and you've got tons of practice under your belt!

Adrienne said...

Look at you girl!!!!

Christie said...

Oh, what a bummer! Third time is a charm.

Valerie said...

Sorry you had to rip! However, the bright side is that you learned a new way to knit because you did have to rip it. You'll get it and it will be just as beautiful as your other creations. =)

Virtuous said...

I love continental knittng and that is the only way I knit!

Hope you enjoy your knit pick options!

Keep on knitting! :o)

Hope to see a FO soon!

Madelyn said...

Ugh, bummer. Don't get discouraged though. We've all ripped. I just frogged quite a few rows of the sock I'm working on. :-(

I'm glad you discovered the continental way of knitting.

del said...

Wow, you are better than me because I still don't know how to knit continental! Go, Sheila!