Did you ever have one of those days?? I was going to make a huge sprint for the finish line and try to complete Hidcote before I left on vacation. I began to suspect I was in trouble last night. On the next to the last chart I somehow got off on my symmetricalness. I thought I could recover, but as I started the last chart this morning, I realized I was only kidding myself:
I think (well, I KNOW) I'm going to have to do some serious ripping, so Hidcote has gone into the time out chair. Probably for a lengthy period. My Embrace the Lace Club shipment is on its way, so I think I'm ready for a fresh start on something.
And, just to prove it's not my day – yesterday I started a batch of the famous New York Times No-Knead bread. I knew I was in trouble from the start on this. Instead of 1 5/8 cup of water, I put in 1 7/8 cup. I thought I could recover by just adding a little more flour. Once again, I was only kidding myself:
I wish I could say it tasted better than it looks, but it actually tastes worse! To make matters even worse, the whole process kept making my smoke detectors go off, resulting in a very unhappy Corgi sitting in the middle of the living room howling!
At least I have an exciting week to look forward to. Only two more days of work and I'm off to Missouri to visit the parents. In addition to my Lace Club shipment, I also ordered Cookie A's new sock book. With any luck, both will come before I leave so I'll have something new to occupy myself on the flight.
I certainly need something new to console myself over knitting and cooking disasters! I don't know if I'll have time to post while on vacation. I'm going to be way too busy relaxing!