Time to put me out to pasture
I had two unfinished projects in my "current projects" basket -- a grandmother's favorite dishcloth, and a scarf. Both are for my mom. The dishcloth was (to be) on size 7 needles, and the scarf on size 10. I always finish a row, or the stitch pattern formed by 1+ rows, before putting my projects in the basket to help me remember where to begin next time... therefore, each project had a loose needle with no stitches on it.
I finished the dishcloth yesterday. As I was knitting it, I noticed two things that seemed odd -- (1) I glanced at one of the needles and it was labeled size 10. Oh well, I thought I was using size 7. (2) The second half of the scarf seemed looser, and the holes around the edges bigger. Oh well, I thought, I guess I'm knitting the second half looser, though it didn't feel like that as I was knitting. (You can probably see where this is going....)
Last night I finished it. I thought it needed blocking to shape it so I did that.
Then I started putting away the supplies. I quickly found the two needles I laid aside ..... and only then did I notice ----- OMG, they don't match!!!!!! FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!!!!!!! How did I not notice that WHILE I was knitting!! The size 10 needle is much longer than the size 7!!!! I must be losing it!!!
When I picked up the dishcloth project to finish it yesterday, I didn't pay attention to which loose needle I picked up with it. Unbelievable. At work, I am meticulous about important details .... I guess I left that side of my brain at the office.
Sigh............. I still can't believe I didn't notice that sooner!!!! Oh well, my mom will love it and we'll both have a good laugh over it.