Friday, March 18, 2011

Distractions

Have you noticed how nicely I've managed to avoid discussing my Noro vest this week?  Unfortunately, distracted as I was by the Brier, working the right front, I forgot to add in the increases above the waist.  More unfortunately, I didn't notice the mistake until I started decreasing for the neck.  It struck me as odd that on the right front side, the neck shaping ate  away the cable and that hadn't been the case on the left side.  Hmmm.  Were there more stitches on the left side?  Dang!

A big rip was in order and it was only last night that I re-reached the shoulder. 



There was a comment on yesterday's blog that I didn't get the universal cold remedy  right.  It wasn't sugar that was required it was honey.  Yesterday's drink worked well, I thought, but   guess I'll never know for sure unless I try the correct formula.  Today too, then, I'll add a little Appleton's Amber to my tea.  It sure makes tea time something to look forward to.  Any other versions I should try?

5 comments:

Sandra said...

being more of a Scotch drinker rather than rum, I'd have to suggest a wee dram added to the tea. Or for sweetness, perhaps some Drambuie.
Just think of the fun you'll have, testing out all the combinations! However, maybe not so much fun ripping out all the knitting you mess up while testing...

Christy J said...

Love the Noro vest - that colorway is great, isn't it!
One of the things I keep telling anyone who asks me for knitting help is "You're never so good that you don't make mistakes." Ripping back is something you just gotta be willing to do now and then, either for a mistake or a bit of a redesign. It's all part of the process that we love.

Needles said...

Its looking great! Ripping is just part of knitting and we must love it (I am saying this for my own benefit - trying to convince myself)

Hope this morning finds you well. If not Amaretto in the tea. Delicious!

NMjewel said...

Intrepid Knitter, I've been called. But I think you deserve to share the title with me!

Laurie said...

I recommend a good single malt Scotch with a touch of honey, lemon and cayenne. But don't recommend knitting while drinking it. :-)