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What comes after one again?

I’ve not been very well since Christmas. We’re still trying to work out what exactly is going on, but two of the issues I have are fatigue and subsequent difficulty concentrating. The Shy Shawl (for lack of a better name it doesn’t have a Raa name yet), knit in NDS Angel 2 ply, has been more challenging than the one I knit in the heavier weight yarn. I thought, since this was my first venture into knitting with a lace weight yarn, that knitting a pattern I was familiar with would make life easier.. and I’m sure it has, however, I dread to think of the hell I’d be going through with a new pattern if this is *easier*.  I’m pretty OK when I’m not tired, I motor on, muttering to myself about ssks and yos , but tonight my last row went something like this:

“Ok, knit 3.. umm how many was that.. oh, one..ok 2 more. Knit 2 together, knit 2… oh, there’s only 1 stitch” *slowly unknits*  *counts from the start of the row* “What.. ah I dropped the yo” *picks up yo* *continues* knit 3.. umm how many was that.. oh, one..ok 2 more, knit 2 together, knit 2, yo…..” *continues* “umm, how many was that.. hang on where am I?” *pokes stitches* “Hmmm oh knit ummm… how many am I knitting?”

It seems I have lost the ability to count, and retain any information on the pattern.. time to put the knitting away.

Tomorrow will be busy, there’s some running around to be done and I have a visitor coming. Now though it’s time for Miss Raa to close her laptop and go to sleep.

Sweet dreams.


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For Once…

I’ve decided to be sensible.

I finished the back of the Garnet yesterday, and I just finished the front just now, although I have cast on the first sleeve, I have decided to put it down. I know I am too tired to concentrate, even over only 3 pattern repeats so I am ‘stepping away from the knitting’ . This will not only preserve my sanity but also stop my needles from ending up in splinters, or possibly even embeded in the cat after I throw them in frustration across the room having failed to count to 11* one too many times.

*I draw people’s attention to an occasion in Tor’s marking sweatshop  of DOOOM when I seemed convinced the numbers went 1..2..6…11 and then eventually started counting backwards…

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