Case in point. Last evening, I cast on the Easy Lace Stashbuster Scarf. I worked on it through a few television shows, and got about a foot into it. I was good, and at about 12:30, turned off the TV, and actually got into bed. If I had my druthers (such a strange word - dictionary.com tells me that it comes from the combination of "I'd" and "rather" - who knew!) I would stay up all night knitting until 5 or 6 am, and then sleep until noon. This is not limited to knitting. It is also my favorite way to read, clean, or do any number of other projects. I am, and have always been, an "owl" when it comes to circadian rhythms. I am not, however, a lark, never have been, never will be. In fact, after my shower, I like to crawl back into bed for a 15 or 20 minute "post-shower nap." This morning, however, I decided to do just a few rows on my scarf instead of indulging in the nap. Boy was this a mistake. I did a row, and then had to tink it back because I only had 19 stitches in between my garter border instead of 20. I think I did this three times before tinking back the row below and realizing where I had messed it up. Then I did a few more rows, and somehow wound up with 17 stitches. I had to tink back once again -- this time a few rows. Let me just share: mohair (or acrylic's mohair equivalent) does *not* tink well.
Lesson learned. Tonight, I knit. Tomorrow morning, I nap.