I usually can't even stitch when I'm up all night - I just cannot seem to get comfortable or can't focus my eyes something. Well, the past night or two I decided I'm going to change THAT and was progressing along quite nicely (I thought) on the newest Blackbird Designs "Wild Berries" when -- wouldn't ya know -- I discovered yesterday that I had managed to totally mess up my count. Don't you hate that!? Drives me bonkers!! And this was such a careless error on my part. But, of course, one little row of stitches off can really throw your project into a tailspin, right?
And, once I start frogging, I seem to have trouble STOPPING! It seems like I'll start out thinking, "Oh, I'll just need to take out this teensy little row," or "OHHH...this isn't TOO bad a mistake!" WRONG!! Like a knit sweater with a loose thread that just unravels to pieces, that seems to be my "story" every time I begin to pull out a mistake. And last night was no exception. What started out as just removing a little bit of a border, ended up with my pulling out a good hunk of the border...and then the alphabet letters which were off....and then the tree trunk that was off...and then.... Well, you get the idea!
Tonight I conked out around 10 PM while watching TV (I must be revisiting my "teaching" hours!) and then, as usual, up I popped out of a sound sleep sometime shortly after midnight. I took my pain medication as my hip was SCREAMING at me, then I checked on emails, then thought, "I really need to fix that Blackbird piece - insomnia be cursed!"
I must have dozed off for a while because it doesn't seem like I made a lot of progress during the night.
But I have the coffee cranking and I plan to spend the day moving right ahead with this. Here's where I was at about 2:00 AM (I think?) I can't even remember what time I snapped the picture! Lol! I am further than this now, but just don't feel like getting up to snap another photo. I must say -- the colors the Blackbird girls chose for this design are very appealing to me. Hope the pic does them justice (I did click the "auto enhance" just to brighten it up a bit!) Ok, JAVA - I smell ya calling to me! Off to caffeinate myself and STITCH my fingers off! Have a great Wednesday, folks.