...or lack of them!
I rather think I did put a note about my knitting on a post a few days ago - so I may be repeating myself, but I have a new great grandchild due in December and am busy knitting cardigans. I really enjoyed knitting the first one - mainly because they grow so fast and are soon finished.
One afternoon last week I decided to sew it together, but after an afternoon of careful sewing I realised I had left out the raglan sleeves. The next day I spent almost ten hours unpicking one seam but when I started on the other I just could not find an end and finally gave up in despair.
Friend C told me to give it to her (she is an expert knitter) and she would unpick it. I gave it to her on Sunday when we were out for lunch and she had only been home a short while before she sent an e mail to say she had done it. I was so grateful.
So after lunch today I decided I would spend the afternoon sewing it together again - the only trouble was that although I remember putting all the separate pieces in a bag I couldn't remember where I had put the bag!!
After ten minutes mild panic I made myself relax in the armchair and forget all about it - and after a few minutes I remembered where I had put it. And sure enough it was there.
Is it old age? To some extent I suppose as our brains get so full of rubbish as we age, but I also know that in my case, although my mobility has slowed down and I cannot do as many things as I used to do, I also try to work at the same speed as ever - and it doesn't always work.
Is it just me or does everyone have these problems as they begin to age? Sewing together of the garment will now begin later on today. I will post a photograph if it is worth taking one of the finished product.