Wednesday, January 24, 2007

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Last night I was purring merrily along with the first stockinette row of Big Star, when I saw A Hole. You know, one of those deadly, dratted ones, several rows back in my knitting. (I was too traumatized to photograph it.) In the star stitch section.

I dropped stitches back, but...
So, crap. I haven't the foggiest idea if I'm going to be able to fix this one. It's one thing to drop stockinette, quite another to drop star stitch. But I shudder at the thought of ripping back 2/3 of the star stitch rows and redoing them. My hands are still swollen from round one!

I'm soothing myself with Clapotis:


I realize that some people [you know who you are!] hate this colorway, but I love it, and even if you didn't love it you could close your eyes and just enjoy the silk/wool combo running through your fingers. Sundara Silky Merino DK. Ahhh. It's balm to the soul AND the hands. I'm making good progress on reknitting since the great ripping.

5 comments:

trek said...

Oh, dear. Sending patience your way...

Earin Marybird said...

How annoying. This isn't fair at all! Have you figured out a way to pick it up or is it Frog City?

Dipsy said...

Oy! ;( How very annoying - I hope you've found a way to fix it! Fingers crossed!

karenalien said...

This is starting to sound a lot more ouchy than I expected for knitting.
Is it normal to get swollen hands? Or is that a function of the Turbo Overdrive knitting speed?

.: tani :. said...

deep breath. find your happy place. i totally understand your pain. can't tell you how many times i've !@#%% up a pattern and had to frog back...you'd think i would learn from lace knitters and use a lifelines or something.