It's been quite a while since I have had to utter those words to my daughter (those conversations would be more like "you lost the car for 2 days now" - and we haven't had that issue come up yet) but I have had to speak those words to my knitting. Several. Times. This. Weekend. On every project I touched. And it's not ending. Oaklet is such an easy pattern, yet I seem to forget to READ THE DIRECTIONS. Now that I am at the edging I have had to rip it back twice. And last night I realized I have to rip it back again because I skipped two rows. I got so aggravated I started a pair of socks (with a pattern - what WAS I thinking?) and had to rip those back as well (much smaller scale so it wasn't heart breaking). Each time I rip back I need to put the project down and walk away for a while. I'm determined to finish Oaklet for Thursday's post, so the time outs a brief.
With all these errors, I cannot wrap my head around starting Evenstar. The damage that could ensue is mind shattering with all those charts. It will be the next shawl I cast on, but with the realization that I cannot knit that at social events, I need to have another project to work on as well. I have been loving Color Affection and wanted to use my stash yarn to knit it. I went through my piles a few times and couldn't come up with any color combos that knocked my socks off. And then I came up with one.
What do you think? It was a bit hard to capture the colors in them morning light.
The variegated skeins are ones I dyed and the solid purple is some sock yarn I bought years ago at Elann for some insanely cheap price.
I know the colors are bright but that seems to be what I am attracted to knitting during the summer. After I get Evenstar going I will cast this on next to have to bring to knitting events.
At least I know it's kitty-approved.