- Discovered I didn't have enough yarn to finish Molly's jacket. The yarn is a mixture of two yarns, one of which was discontinued before I left England two years ago! I got halfway down the sleeve and discovered I was more than halfway through the remaining yarn. Can't buy more, so what do I do. I'm currently considering turning it into a bodywarmer. Edge it, add little pockets... you see where I'm going?
I could have avoided this if I had done a tension square (sorry for swearing) - probably - or simply realising that three tiny balls of Louisa Harding ribbon-y/mohair-y stuff from 3 years ago was never going to be enough to make what was planned to be a Spring/Summer jacket for a two-year old!
- Decided to press the little eyelet pattern cardigan for Molly, sew it up and do the edging. Pressed the pieces and realised that, somehow, I had lost one of the fronts. Now I know I made two because I was a little concerned that the decreased edge on one was a little tighter (and therefore shorter) than the other, and I placed them on top of each other to compare measurements. Today I pressed the back, two sleeves and then discovered there was only one front!
Too late (the shop was shut) I thought of ringing Deborah of the Maison Bleue to see if it was on the floor of the room where we have the Knitting Group on a Monday. So I'll just have to wait until tomorrow to find out about that one. If it's not there, then I'll have to knit it all again - grrrrrrrrr!
If I had kept everything neatly in a bag, maybe this wouldn't have happened.
- I spent a lot of time (and printer ink) scanning in some paint charts for the le Dorat shop and then discovered that the office in Limoges would send me my own copy for free!
Time-saving solution - check and ring the phone number first!
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
How to Waste Time (Part One)
Waste time? I do it just about every day! Could I be less wasteful of this commodity? Of course I could! Just needs a little organisation.... today, for example, I: