Thursday, July 24, 2008

Disaster Has Struck!

See the beginnings of my sock in the post below? See the innocent looking kitten also in the post below?

I had almost finished my first sock--just completing the cable/lace pattern on the instep. I foolishly left it some where that Miles had full availablity. When I came home from work yesterday, I walked in my front door. And what did I see? (I just couldn't even begin to bring myself to take a picture of this, but now I think I should have).

There was my sock--completely unraveled--through the living room, through the dining room, through the kitchen, through the bathroom, through the bedroom--winding in and out of chair legs, around the kitties' water dish, into the clothes hamper (YES, into the clothes hamper!!).

I have to admit that this disaster is completely my fault. Miles knows not to bother with yarn when I'm knitting. But, I think he saw it sitting there, knew I wasn't around to reprimand him, and he just decided to have himself a lot of fun.

After tracking and unwinding the yarn from all its various places, rolling it up into a ball and locating all 5 bamboo needles (luckily, he didn't chew them to pieces--I don't think bamboo pieces would be very good for his tummy), I just didn't even have the heart to start this again yesterday.

I'm still going to do this. But, I need to allow myself a little bit of time before starting again. So, I'm looking at this first attempt at sock making (which WAS going very well) as "practice".

When I start this again, I'll at least know the basics of what I'm doing without having to run to the computer, look up a site for instructions, watching videos on how to do this. I have it pretty much down now, so my second attempt should go a little bit faster!

K--that's all for a while!



Aunt Kathy said...

Oh Beth that's so awful it's almost funny. I can just picture it. Looks like Miles took the yarn on a mile long trip down frog lane.

Sorry for the laughing, but I'd rather laugh then cry, right?

Consider it a trial run, the next attempt will go much faster and easier

Jennifer said...

Sorry to read about your sock..... but Miles had a good time I'm sure. Thanks for entering my contest. Good Luck! Happy Re-Knitting!

I'll be back to read more when I'm home from work.

Tea said...

Hi, nice to meet you! I love your blog & I've bookmarked you, so I'll be back often to check on your sock knitting. I'm planning to get back into socks soon, so looks like we'll have quite a bit in common. So sorry your Miles had a heyday with your sock..naughty kitty. _shakes head_
If our dog did that to my knitting I'd have to sell him South. ;)

Darcie said...

One day it will be funny...
I'm sure that Miles had a great time, though! And you will always remember your first sock.

Tiffanie said...

I can just picture the fun your cat must have had!

Sometimes we just have to step back and start over. I'm sure you'll end with one awesome sock! (And a really funny story.)

Thank you so much for your really kind and encouraging comment.