I am sure all of you are aware of the subject of distracted driving. Using a cell phone, gawking at something other than what you should be looking at, eating a Whopper, can all cause you to have an accident, sometimes with a really bad outcome. I found out the other day that distractions can have other consequences too.
I was working on the shown area of Renulek's Spring Napkin, still on round 11, and something else got me distracted. I think someone came in and started talking to me. (I was at work. I go in early and tat for an hour before time to start. It helps the day get off right.) I kept tatting since I have this round in memory now. Then I got half done with the ring I have marked 1. I need to join. Wait. I don't see the ring I have marked 2. OOPS! I had forgotten to do the previous ring and ch6, jumping right into the part that is on top,(the onion ring and topknot).
This is a long way through the pattern. I am 2 1/2 rings and 3 chains ahead of myself. So now what? This is size 100 thread! I considered cutting it off and re-attaching, but I really did not want to do the tails. What I did was undo all of it. It took about an hour. (There goes lunch). But after I did, and re-tatted it correctly, I am glad I did. All because of getting distracted. Next time someone walks in you can be sure I will just lay it aside for the moment. Lesson learned!