Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I am NOT a Morning Person

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 - 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.


Anonymous said...

Oh man, I hear that. I have a problem where I'll read in bed and just keep on reading until it's midnight or 1 am (or later). Which is bad because I have to get up at 5:45 to get Her Majesty up for school. Morning stinks.

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Be said...

Funny, I know of so many night owls (but don't know many other morning folks like me). Absolutely *cannot* work a pattern that requires thought after about late afternoon. Usually have two projects going at once as a result: complicated (generally lace right now) for the morning and dumb for the night when my hands want to work, but the brain's shut off.

Good luck on your scarf! It's a pretty pattern.

cmm said...

Just had to say I am this way with my morning knitting. I like to rise early and put in time on my complicated projects, I get the best work done then.

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Elisabeth said...

I read your post and was reminded of two things:
1. Me ...
2. This link, which I saw a few days ago: