Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Once more, with less enthusiasm

Last night, while I was PLOWING through the cable chart on the Tangled Yoke, I missed an increase row. Where I take 8 stitches, and turn them into 40 stitches.

chart- showing increases

Yeah, the ones with the bright green arrows. Guess when I noticed? After I finished the FOURTH row after. Considering that rows 3-12 only took a couple of hours to knit, and I've color-coded the cables (which has made the knitting much faster), this isn't terrible traumatic.

(I say this AFTER consulting with Chloe, asking if a difference of 32 stitches will be TOO noticeable, of course.)

So tonight, I rip, have a glass of wine, highlight my increases (and decreases), and start the fun part over again. This has taught me to always put in a lifeline, because I am not always smarter than my knitting.

C25K- day 2:

C25k- day 2

Today was a little more challenging.

Things I have learned:

- Dancing is better on a treadmill than on an elliptical
- Trying to manually change the speed for the C25K walk/run things is an incredibly challenging task, not for the uncoordinated.
- Despite two years of physical therapy and wearing a brace, my knee hates the treadmill. Better to wait for an elliptical than limp. (Limping is only sexy on Greg House.)


  1. I have an intense love/hate relationship with charts...it's better than my relationship to reading the pattern though. :)

    Hope it all works out. Be careful on your knee! Thinking of starting this program with a friend next week! :)

  2. Oh ouch. I recently had a whole slew of YO's I forgot across a shawl row and had to rip rip rip; I feel your pain.

    Take good care of that knee! And thank you again for the kitchenering last night. Sock it to me sock it to me sock it to me sock it to me...

  3. As a matter of fact, once more with less enthusiasm--twice. Dorky as it is, what does not kill us makes us stronger! I'm cheering you on--in both knitting and your Couch to 5K!


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