Have you ever read Judith Viorst's, Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day? Poor Alexander, nothing went right for him that day. He wakes up late with gum in his hair, gets left out of games at school, and even has to go to the dentist! If only he could move to Australia, then life would be good.
I've had a terrible horrible no good very bad knitting day. Have you ever knit two million stitches before you realize there is a mistake 100,000 stitches back? OK, I knit 64 stitches when I thought I had a mistake 32 stitches back. I went back and fixed it. Merrily knitting along, 300 stitches later, I realized my mistake had really been 64 stitches back instead of 32. The dilemma - unknit 300 stitches or take out the section of 32 and reknit them two rows below. It didn't matter because it took the same amount of time either way. After fixing it I realized another mistake occurring once every 32 stitches. When will it end! I feel like I've spent the entire knitting part of my day fixing Marina mistakes.
I guess it's like the end to Alexander, "Some days are like that, you know."
Had a good day on Sunday, though. We made it to two concerts that were part of the Vancouver Jazz Festival: Swingamajig - a feel good gypsy swing group featuring a dad and his 15 yr old son and then Sophie Milman, a 21 yr old raised in Russia and Israel, with an incredible jazz voice. Move over Diana Krall.
Marina, frontwards and back: