Tell The Truth

How many of you have been late for work because you were so involved in your knitting the time got away from you?

Oh come on now, you can tell me.

OK fine, I’ll go first.

I was working away on Centrino (aka the Big Red Blob) this morning when I realized that my count was off on the section I was working on. I tinked, I counted, I muttered, I counted, I cursed.

I finally realized that a dropped yarn-over had run down into another yarn-over several rounds below. More muttering and cursing ensued. I located my crochet hook, managed to isolate the relevant loop and very carefully hooked it up and back onto the needle.

Which is when I noticed that in the process of picking up one dropped stitch I had managed to drop another, which had promptly done a runner.

When I finally had the second errant stitch back on the needles, I looked at the clock and realized that I was supposed to leave the house in five minutes.

I managed to get dressed, brush my hair and teeth, pack my lunch, locate my iPod, kiss my husband and dash out the door in twenty minutes.

I was late for work… and to make it worse I was in such a hurry that I forgot to bring my pattern notes with me. Somewhere I can hear the knitting gods snickering into their tea.

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13 Responses to Tell The Truth

  1. I need to be on time for work otherwise I get really agitated – it's a problem. I will start knitting and not notice other things ie. dinner.

  2. KT says:

    It's really a problem to work at home – I usually succeed at ignoring my knitting completely until after dinner. Otherwise my life might fall apart… Now if I could just learn to ignore the knitting blogs and online mags when I'm supposed to be working at the computer.

  3. Anna says:

    Honestly? Never!I don't knit in the mornings. But I do a ton of other things; cuddle with my cats, read the newspaper or a chapter from a novel, eat breakfast, sometimes prepare a lunch box, brush my teeth, cuddle some more with the cats, pack my bag, try out a new way to have my hair, iron a shirt or my pants, and cuddle some more with my cats…And that can make me late.

  4. Rose Red says:

    Oh Noes! I never knit before having to leave for work, so I haven't had this problem – but time definitely gets away from me when I'm reading blogs!!

  5. MadMad says:

    Oh, gosh! So what's gonna happen TODAY, on Friday the 13th?!

  6. Donna Lee says:

    My mornings are too tight to knit. I have everything timed so I can shower, dress, eat breakfast and get out the door.

  7. essjay says:

    I also don't knit in the mornings. There is always something else to do or a reason to get to work earlier than the start time….I hope you've recovered from the tinking!

  8. Bells says:

    oh yeah, they'd be snickering alright! I don't run late for work often because I go when my husband goes and so I don't have much choice. But running late for other things? That's me. All the time. Because of the knitting.

  9. Chandler says:

    I've been late for all kinds of things because of knitting…but then again, knitting is there to rescue me when I show up way too early. So it's a fair trade-off, I think.

  10. Bridget says:

    At your expense, of course, I'm highly amused …Hey – you won The Invisible Mountain! Send me your name and mailing address and I'll get it in the mail to you this week.My e-mail is: thekittyknitterAtverizonDOTnet

  11. Sarah says:

    Oh yes! Seeing the shawl picture from the retreat post I can definitely understand why that happened – beautiful! And the retreat sounded so much fun.

  12. TinkingBell says:

    Ha – has happened to me so often – but usually making me late to pick up kids at school!Love the mismatched socks – and a beautiful Remembrance day post! So sorry I haven't been by recently – maybe now Blogtober is over I can visit more regularly!

  13. Angelia says:

    I get lost in knitting all the time and forget whatever it is I was supposed to be doing (or preparing to do). We've had many a late dinner because of my pathological obsession to fix a problem, like, say, a cable twelve rows down that somehow got knit the wrong way…yeah, that's a fun one to fix.

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