At this time of year I actually feel that I might be part bear. I go into a hibernation mode. The week between Christmas and New Years is when I'm at my peak "bear-ness". I don't make any appointments, meetings or any other scheduled things where I must leave my cozy fireside den. I was supposed to volunteer at Multnomah Falls yesterday, much to my chagrin, but due to the government shutdown, the Visitors Center is closed.
And so.. I knit on my cowl, play Words with Friends and Scrabble online, watch TV and generally take a break from society and the outside world.
I found straightaway that I needed to keep track of the next row on this cowl.. first you knit to the first stitch marker, then back down... then to the 2nd stitch marker and back down.. then to the top.. then back to the bottom. I have goofed up a few times so try to keep ticking away and do it right.
I haven't re-used a color as yet, when it's time for a new color I roll it into a ball but leave the unused colors in their skeins so as to keep track.
When the neck part fits over my head easily, I believe it will be time to close it up. I think I will use the buttons that came in the box to close up the end.
I dropped a stitch in the purple section and had to use my crochet hook to pick it up.. I *should* have pulled it out the 3 rows but to be honest.. that strikes fear in my heart and that, my friends, is why I like crochet better.. if you have to pull out a row or 3 it's easy to do and start back up. Putting pulled out knitting back on a needle and knowing where to put back the stitch markers is just too frightening. SO.. there is a little bit of "not right" in this.. but I'm not perfect and neither is my knitting. :-)
And so.. we are going to watch Game of Thrones from season 1 in order to get ready for the final season, 8, which will be shown in April 2019. Only 6 episodes. It really is amazing how you can totally forget how it began and each episode is like you're seeing it for the first time. Did you watch GOT?
I'm off to comment on my blog friend's posts while I watch. I'm very loyal to those who are always faithful and leave me a note. :-)
*H*A*P*P*Y* *N*E*W* *Y*E*A*R*!*
((hugs)), Teresa :-)