My knitting seems very meandering and unproductive lately. Just before leaving for the weekend I was satisfactorily completing the back of my Knot Cable Jacket. I seamed up the shoulders and started knitting the collar. It didn't work. I was crushingly disappointed, which is incredibly silly since absolutely nothing else about the pattern works. Why should the last part be any different? After spending some time with some graph paper and staring at my knitting a little voice said, "Why don't you check to make sure the sleeves fit in the armholes first?" Well, what do you know. They don't fit. I think a little ripping will fix the situation but once again the my enthusiasm for the sweater subsided. I left it at home to go to Fort Worden.
While away I worked on my sock and my shawl. The sock is dragging on for what feels like an eternity. I finished the leg, turned the heel and am halfway through the foot. Of the first sock. When will these be done? The shawl really grew over the weekend. And got a marathon session last night while I stayed up until 2 am watching the rest of season two of Veronica Mars.* Tonight at Seattle Stitch 'n Bitch I was knitting along when suddenly I was missing a stitch. Just one measly stitch in the edging. I've started to tink back two rows but it really bummed me out. I was hoping to finish one more repeat and be done. I've set a goal for myself that the jacket needs to be done for show and tell at the September Knitters Guild meeting and the shawl needs to be done for the November meeting. I can do this. I just need to marshal some focus and zeal.
*Is it wrong for a 36 year old to have a little crush on Logan Echolls?