The night I tested deprivation

I have insomina. Having had it the number of consecutive years that I have it surprises me more when I sleep than stay awake. But one fundamental reality I failed to factor into the equation. When sleep deprived your cognitive function, fine motor skills, & reaction time suffers thus leading to impaired judgement.

Considering that since December (?) I had been heavily beating my head against a wall as a result of the gauge nightmare Kameran’s vest proved to be. I had even decided that once basic numbers could arrange themselves in a cohesive order (while properly rested) I would design my own man-child vest. A glance at the inspiration photos pulled from Google search and the schematic of the one I hoped to use I thought I could do it. But, this morning, sleep deprived, coffee AND pop fueled I set about dissecting gauge thanks to the wonderful Gauge article written by Mary Young Smith from 2001. Found here.

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What once seemed like an overwhelmingly impossible mission, promise, hope. Became doable and relatively soon. Marina  (Viajante 2.0) is on the border and nearly complete. Just a few rows and a bind-off remain. It took me roughly three months this time. Marked improvement from the seven months the first one took.

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To treat myself to all things knitting – related having an upswing. I’m casting on next, not one

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Not two

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©Veronik Avery

But three

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© Kelly McClure dnadamsel

new projects. Now, let’s see if my numbers add up once I’ve had a bit of shut eye. And whether or not I rethink my delusions of grandeur post Marina bind-off.

V o n n a

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