Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Slipper Lessons

Never say, "Ooops." Always say, "Ah, interesting." 
Author Unknown 

Who would have thought that I would learn so much from a little slipper? A few days ago I mentioned how I had learned all about 'ssk' and 'W&T'; since then I learned how to work with 5 double-pointed needles all at the same time with some finger acrobatics, and most recently, I learned a very important lesson about needle size. I guess I wasn't paying attention and I picked up and began working enthusiastically with 5mm needles, rather than 5.5mm needles specified in the directions. Only when I began to put the pieces together did I notice that the slipper might fit the dainty foot of Cinderella, but certainly not mine. I learned that a half a millimeter makes a big difference in some cases. And now I am going to learn a lesson in unravelling rows of work. Oh well, live and learn. ;-)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

ha hahahahahahahahhaah
I have done that too often to admit. I never use the wool they recommend and just start knitting with some wool, then forget to do a size check. I have dumped many a piece. heh heeh.

live and learn. (or not)
PMC

Shari said...

Thank you! It makes me feel better to know that I'm not alone.