OK, I admit it. I can get a wee bit obsessed.
I know I should be making dinner….I have to tutor tonight so we have to eat at 6, no later. And I know, it’s been like 4 days since I have folded laundry. Even the two year old has learned to pick out matching outfits from the basket. If I had to give a “State of the House” address to anyone right now it would be pitiful, and I don’t even have an opposing party to blame it on.
So why have I been knitting instead? Because I need something for my brain to do. My poor brain. It once taught recursive algorithms, and explained integral calculus. When I was working I even had a three week system of meal rotation…each week had a daily menu and an attached shopping list. Sad, really.
Now, I actually find myself doing factor trees in my head while I match up pairs of socks. (I have a thing for prime numbers.)
(And for perfection.)
Which is why I just unraveled the sides of the Elephant Anouk. I am not really working from a pattern, just inserting a motif where it seems to need one. I’ve been making really good progress too.
The sides are buckling! At first I tried to convince myself I could just “block it out”, as it were, but nope, my underused brain said “nope! No dice! Fix it fool!”
So I played with my next row of decreases and it turns out I did my decreases the wrong way! You wouldn’t think it made a huge difference, but it does. So I unraveled:
Already the fix is looking better. My poor brain can rest.
Oh, and on a side note, I have decided what the husband is getting me for my birthday (nice, huh?). I want to get some software so I have something besides Paint to doctor up these photos.
What do you all use?