I can purl!!!! (And I need an ark.)Yes, I did it!!! I CAN PURL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you see me dancing with joy?!?
Thank you to Kitt for the encouragement. And yes, Pioggia, all my blankets have been done without purling!
I credit my success to this website. I watched the purl video several times last night. Finally, on about the 6th or 7th run through the video, I said "A-ha!! I get it!!" and I grabbed my needles and started purling. That's really what happened, I couldn't believe it. I purled a bunch of rows and then I made a very snazzy stockinette swatch. I'm so proud of myself! :)
I was going to see if I could do simple ribbing, but I got distracted. By the sound of rushing water. To some people, this would not be a cause for alarm (if you live near a river or ocean, for example). However, I am in landlocked Colorado and we're in the middle of a drought.
The drain hose popped off the back of my washing machine and flooded my laundry room, half bathroom, morning nook, kitchen and a little bit of the (carpeted) living room. The water was also pouring out of the basement ceiling. What a mess!
So, from 11pm - 3am last night, I had the wet vac out and was cleaning up a big, freaking mess. I was able to fix the washing machine, so that's good. However, the water got into a couple heating ducts and broke them:
I've been talking with my Dad today and also sent him digital pictures of the damage. He thinks I will be able to fix this myself, so I am awaiting a Home Depot shopping list and instructions from him. (He lives on the other side of the country, so I'm on my own with this repair.)
So, my joy at learning to purl has been tempered by the flood. I've got the mess cleaned up and it's drying nicely, so I intend to knit for the rest of today. Goodness knows I need to relax!! I'm going to try ribbing today and I'll probably start a ribbed scarf in that new Cranberry yarn I bought for myself.
My sore throat and cough are worse today. Damn my co-workers who insist on coming to work sick!! I hate it when people do that and infect anyone else. So, I don't think I'll be attending the Stitch 'n Bitch meeting tomorrow. I don't want to give this to anyone else. I was really looking forward to it. Bummer.