Thursday, April 01, 2010

The April Fool

"The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year."- Mark Twain

What Mark Twain is so nicely trying to say is that we are fools. Now I know this to be true for #2 son.  You see my son has allergies and is really having a bad time of it right now, making his participation in track & field harder on him.  He has a daily medication for this but unless I stand and watch him take it, he won't.  "You are 14", I tell him.  "I should not have to stand here like I did when you were 4".  He doesn't like the taste of the liquid, so I bought pills but he doesn't like taking pills. As a mother, I sit and wonder if I coddled him too much, why is he like this?  He would be able to breath easier and cough less if he took the medicine and he knows this so why won't he take the medicine?

But each morning, I stand and watch him take his medicine.  He leaves for school and I start to knit on the Fluidity.  As this was a pattern I wanted to make I knit some more, squeezing every spare minute (and then some) in to it.  Yesterday morning I finished.  I lay it out to finally look at it.  It starts as a circle but turns into a square and is knit in the round so it is hard to see while working on it.  AND I am not happy.  OH don't get me wrong it is beautiful but SMALL.  It should be 36 x 36.  It is 24 x24
And who do I blame?  I have to blame me.  I am not known for swatching. (I don't like the taste of it)  I plunge in without reading the fine points (I hate taking medicine) until I hit a wall.  Now I could undo the bind off, rip out the seed stitch edge and add another repeat.  I could even undo the bind off and make the seed stitch edge really wide. 
 I could give it to a friends kid to use as a doll blanket and forget this ever happen! I haven't decided what to do yet. I could say that this has never happened before or that I have learned my lesson and it will never happen again but I would be telling a lie. 

Like my son, even though I know what is best for me, I don't always do it.  I guess it is true...the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Sigh, back to knitting.


finnsheep said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous!! Can't you just add a wide lace edging?

cyndy said...

Keep going! It is Gorgeous!

Don't, and i repeat, DO NOT allow this to become a doll blanket.

You don't have to rip out the bind off, simply pick up and knit a lace edge (I'm agreeing with Grace)....or knit the lace edge separate, and graft it on... I have books...if you want to look?

PS..what yarn did you use?

Tam said...

Gorgeous and I agree too pretty for a doll blanket.
Happy Easter!