Monday, December 16, 2002  

The Frightening World of Cable Repair

Well, quite an exciting weekend. First and foremost, between Thursday morning and Friday afternoon, I decided I want to go to law school, beginning in Fall 2004. WHEW. I'm not committed yet, but I'm 90+ percent sure that's what I want to do. But the price tag on 3 years of law school is enough to make a strong girl cry- looks like my nice little "nest egg" will soon grow wings and fly away! :)

After all the excitement of the big decision and the fun of telling friends and family, I was kinda beat- so Saturday night, I watched a couple of movies and knit away, first on the scarf for grandma (so close to being done- but MAN is it hard to knit stockinette in white- so boring!!), and then on the sweater :) Well, the second movie was minutes away from the credits, and the clock was minutes away from midnight when I happened to look down at one of the cables- a simple braid (think braided hair). Much to my shock and horror, I had somehow MISSED one of the 6 left cables- a GLARING and OBVIOUS error that was about 8 rows down. AAAAHHHHHH! But, remembering some advice from the Aran Knitting group (yahoo), I resolved to rip out and knit JUST THAT SECTION. It took me 2 tries- 1 that evening, 1 the next morning, but I fixed it- and learned a valuable new skill in the process. I still dread the idea of another egregious error in one of my cables, but now at least I know how to fix it without frogging the whole thing. :)

I spent the day saturday making soaps for friends and family for holiday gifts- I know, just what I need... another craft hobby! ;) But the soaps did turn out well...

Sweater Update: I have just about 10" done.... I need to make it to 13" before I start on the yoke. But the end is in sight- and I am getting more and more confident that I will be able to wear this creation THIS winter! :)

Cricket, as always, provided selfless moral support while I crafted the weekend away!


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