Welcome, Fall

And so it is the end of the first day of fall.  Welcome, favorite season of mine, with your cool air, warm colors, and invitations to be both cozy inside and playful outside in these mild days before winter.  Today was a day of transition, home-making, and enjoying the comforts of a new routine.  I baked banana bread, made some beef stew, sorted through my knit accessories, and took a hand-made-sweater-wearing Peaceful Baby to the park. It was a good day.  And tonight?  Wine, knitting, and some much-anticipated television viewing!

I also spent a significant amount of time ripping out a good two hours worth of knitting.  I took my new hat project to a local knit night, my first in town.  I thought it would be a good project for public knitting, and things seemed to go well at the time (the knitting did, anyway.  Being the new person at an established knitting group is hard, people).

It wasn’t until I pulled out my little purple hat this morning that I realized I had done the first cable cross about 6 rows too soon.  I knit on in denial for a couple of rows before deciding this could not be ignored.

I pulled out my needles and ripped back to the ribbing.  This was the easy part; as you may know, getting 2×2 ribbing knit in smooth yarn back onto slippery metal needles is no quick task.  There were a lot of dropped, laddered stitches, and it took me an embarrassingly long time to get everything sorted out.  The good news is, I’m back on track for completing my stylish, wooly hat in time for the fiber fest on Saturday.

Too bad it’s going to be 80+ degrees out.

5 thoughts on “Welcome, Fall

  1. Oregon in the fall: you never know what you’re gonna get! Looking forward to meeting you at OFFF. Give me a call or send me a text.

    When you put your stitches back on the needles, what’s your MO? I rip to the row above where I want to be, and then pull out the last row, one stitch at a time, while I’m putting each stitch back on the needle. It makes me less likely to ladder.


  2. Sorry to hear that you had to frog, but delighted to know that I’m not alone. It seems like I can never get it right on the first try… and sometimes not on the second, third…Let’s let it go at that! Enjoy the Fiber Fest. Looking forward to hearing about it.

  3. Oh my gosh! I think we’re on the same wavelength or something! I’ve had to frog the Habitat hat that I’ve cast on like 3 times in the past 3 days. I’ve knit this pattern about 50 times – I don’t know what’s throwing me this time! Maybe it’s the distraction of the sun or something… for the sun, I’d gladly frog a bit! 🙂

    Welcome to Oregon!

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