While waiting for a meeting to start, I pulled out my knitting today. Even though I really want to start a new project, Argosy called to me. The Noro Silk Garden Lite kept yelling at me to finish the scarf so I can wear it next winter. The colors and scarf shape are just so sexy that I got distracted by it and couldn't see another skein of yarn or another pattern.
Anyway, I was sitting in a nice shady spot outside and I was enjoying the fresh air (I had spent the day in the basement of the hospital doing a psych assessment with the cutest kid ever), when I pulled out the pattern. At the end of the row, I was going to need to cast on 8 stitches. I couldn't remember how to cast on. I took a breath put the knitting away and pulled out a book. When I got home, I sat down with Argosy. I looked up how to do the proper cast on for the patter (cable cast on) and journeyed on...for about 6ish stitches. I need to do a ssk. Again I had to look it up. By the way, I used The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques for my memory lapses. I love Ms. Wiseman.
Two hours later, I had tinked back more than I had knit (I did remember how to tink like it was yesterday), but ended up with more knit scarf. I would have rejoiced; however, I had managed to miss a vital row or two. It doesn't look horrible or anything. I just turned a row of squares into rectangles. Oh well, this setback gives me something to do tomorrow. :)