Two knitting woes to report:
1. I've learned that knitting blankets are a little on the boring side. After knitting for weeks on a blanket that I just didn't really even like after several rows, I perservered and kept going if only to use up all the yarn (yarn, I might add that I liked less and less with each row). Last Saturday, I decided to knit away on the blanket even though there were more exciting projects calling to me and after about an hour's worth of knitting, I discovered a huge error that would have required a lot of un-knitting. I just couldn't do it. I refused to un-knit. I finished up the garter edge and bound off. I still have one more skein of yarn just sitting there mocking me! Ugh! I still have to weave in the ends and then what? Well, I've learned that I won't be starting anymore blanket projects anytime soon.
2. Tonight, I went out to enjoy an evening to hear travel writer Rick Steves speak and of course, I brought along some knitting as I always do these days. I hastily shoved some yarn into my purse and off I went. So, I'm walking in the parking lot carrying my purse in one hand and Tess in the other when I hear a little snap. Somehow, I lost my ball of yarn that was attached to my Hat! I would only realize after the event that my yarn ball had fallen out of my purse, caught on the tow-ball on the back of my car and by the time I reached the auditorium, the yarn snapped away from my project. I must have been trailing yarn for a long time before the unfortunate separation of yarn from project. I do have more yarn to join to my hat, but I just could not believe my bad luck. Not only could I not knit, I lost yarn in such a horrible way. When I discovered what happened, I had to get scissors out my purse to cut the tangled yarn away from the back of my car. If it had been the blanket yarn, I might not consider this a knitting woe!