But Monday evening, I couldn't find the pattern I wanted to use for the scarf I intended to knit for the woman in son #2's life. That gift exchange takes place December 22nd. 10 days from now, in case you haven't checked the calendar.
Yesterday morning then, it was with a sense of panic that I started the search for the One Row Reversible Scarves pattern. Instinct - sharp cookie, me, said that the most likely spot for the pattern to be hiding was the yarn room so that is where I started my search.
Storing yarn with it's intended pattern, together in a bag, is a great system. I do that. As proof, here is my bag of Galway Chocolate intended for my Must Have Cardi.
Shock. Shock. When I checked the back side of the bag, I saw a filing error.
"Might as well correct that mistake right now", I thought as I removed the papers from the bag. Ooh! Look what poked out from between the Skull Cap papers.
The sure-tell corner of a London Yarns pattern. "YIPPEE!!! I found it!" But no. It was my other favourite scarf pattern. Dang.
There has only been one rip so far. The scarf must be 12 inches wide. I estimated the number of 'multiple of 4' stitches for cast-on to arrive at the desired width but I miscalculated. By about 2 inches. "Too much of a discrepancy," said Fred.