Juggling is my specialty. If asked, my family and friends might respond with “knitting” but that’s only because they are all part of my virtual juggling act. Blocks of knitting time must be diligently placed on my calendar and are often a reward for many hours on the computer. I do, however, manage to sneak bits of knitting time into my day on a regular basis. My most common multi-tasking time segments include homework; soccer, karate and swim practices (although the humidity at the pool is a bit of a hindrance); car pool lines and, yes, the extra-long red light. I have not yet mastered knitting and Pilates but am open to any recommendations.
During a rare bit of personal gift knitting last night I thought, somehow, that I could manage social studies, dinner prep, spelling words and decreasing at the same time. It was time to decrease and finish off this cozy hat in Karabella Marble. Eighty stitches on the needles, pm every 8 stitches, *k2tog, k6*, work a plain round, etc., etc. I knew I should run over to the office to grab some stitch markers but there's pasta on the stove and 25 extra push ups for any kid late for karate in 38 minutes, so I thought I could certainly keep track of a few decreases.
The pasta was soggy, my answer to my daughter's Crusades question may have rewritten history and somewhere along the way I realigned a k2tog. I do not think the gift recipient will ever notice so no frogging for me tonight. I did however, have so much fun with the hat that I started a sample for Stitches while watching a TiVo’ed 24. (By the way, I do not recommend TiVo’ing 24 – it is very hard to avoid discussions about what happened on Monday night if you have not watched it yet.)
Here is Sarah’s obligatory top of hat (even with errors) shot.