Crafty as a Serpent

A knit blog with recipes and theological musings interspersed.

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Abby d'Ambruoso is a Lutheran pastor and interfaith chaplain, currently serving in a variety of ministries in Portland, Maine.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Note to self

Dear Self,
Regarding socks, please, no matter how smart you feel nor how much you feel you know the pattern, always check the number of stitches you should be left with at the end of your gussets. The "check no matter what" policy should insure that you never have an evening last night in which you got to the toe decreases on the second Stripey sock for Will and discovered that you were missing 4 stitches. As you will no doubt remember, this discovery led to the frogging of the entire foot of that sock, which you are beginning to loathe because of its never-ending qualities. As you eye new projects (especially those alluring garterlac dishcloths), remember that haste makes waste and skipping over the important step of reading the pattern (even if you think you know it better than your mailing address) can lead to much crying and wailing and gnashing of teeth. In short, avert disaster and frogging in the outer darkness by getting out the damn pattern.
With love,
Your Wiser Self


Blogger Miriam said...

hey, just wanted to thank you quickly for your comment on my blog. And yes, I know Chaco will repair them, but I've cracked the whole footbed. They would have to basically rebuild the whole sandal, AND I need them restrapped, and frankly that would cost more than a whole new pair :) So a new pair for me come winter (when they're on sale) ;)

Monday, August 28, 2006 1:51:00 PM  
Blogger k-bomb said...

it's nice to see that you talk to yourself while blogging. I am going to try to check this more often! Good luck with Toledo!

Monday, August 28, 2006 6:01:00 PM  

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