Category: Tinking


Right after she saw the attention I was giving to my dishcloths! I was in need of some new ones anyways seeing as my old ones were ready to die! When they are used for EVERYTHING they tend to not last as long as you would like them too. Anyway…I busted out one and a half new dishcloths and decided to give Miss Priss another chance. I tinked back the entire row (that’s 160+ stitches btw) and found that she had lied to me while I was knitting and told me that I HAD done that sl 1 k 1 psso! That is where I had the extra stitches! She thought it was funny till I threatened to put her back in the chest!

Everything is working very smoothly now. Just a little slow as I can only seem to get about 2-4 rows snuck in here or there. I hope to get some pictures up soon. Just keep forgetting to do it. Sorry.

On the home front. Jeff got a new job that moved us to YUMA, AZ! You know. That hottest place in the Milky Way second only to the SUN! Well maybe not. But it is definitely too hot for my taste. I thought Tucson was hot. Holy cow! “But this is the Mohave desert. What did you expect” is what I hear a lot of. Sigh. Mean time we stay wherever there is air conditioning.

For those of you who haven’t been in on the action in my life…Jeff injured his right knee and has to have surgery. He goes in on the 16th to have his ACL replaced. Tore that sucker in a major way. My MIL is coming (from Tucson) to watch the kids while I am at the hospital with Jeff. Not really looking forward to this visit. But I guess since I don’t have to deal with the kids at the hospital I should be thankful. And I am. A little. Wish me luck!

250+ sts per row. 7 rows. That is how much I have been tinking Forest Canopy. We had found out (kinda) what was wrong and why I was off by a st or 2 every odd row. Ok I don’t know exactly what it was I did. But whatever it was it made the pattern “off” in this last repeat. So I figured I will just have to frog back to the end of the previous repeat and then just start again. Only problem is that I cannot simply just frog to the spot I want. Last time I did that I couldn’t pick up all of the sts and ended up just frogging the whole thing and starting again. My friend seems to think that I would be capable of making it work if I had about 30-40 minutes of complete silence to myself so that I could concentrate. But that happens when around my house?

I also do not “read” lace as well as I would like so threading a lifeline and frogging to it is kinda hard right now. Although once I fix my problem I just might do that on the needles so I won’t have to tink so far back.

(Note to self: Take pictures of your mishaps more. They are lots of fun to read about but not unless you can see the train wreck)

Stepdad’s hat is almost done. I am working the decreases so not too much left. I work on it when I am just tired of tinking. Pictures soon. I hope.

I have cast on for the nightie in Mason-Dixon Knitting. I don’t really like the Twize in this pattern. It is just really too heavy. I don’t know what I will do with it yet. I also am thinking about re-casting my socks again. 3rd time is a charm right?

Not much else is going on around here. Found out I have to watch what I eat and exercise more. Blood work came back with some lovely high cholesterol readings. Triglycerides & bad cholesterol are way up while good cholesterol is way too low. Apparently drinking sodas, eating PB&J all the time with the kids, and having that 2nd (Whopping) helping of pasta is not good for me. Ok the 2 chocolate bars every night aren’t good either I guess. Sigh. At least it will help with the weight loss. Which, by the way, is down another 2 lbs since my last post. Yay me!