Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Total Knitting Headache (and some Pretty Pictures)

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I finally have some lace cast on. After 3 attempts at starting, frogging, and starting again, I finally have almost a repeat of my pattern (of many many repeats). The last row I knit, however, was one of the most excruciating knitting experiences of my life - many, many, many dropped stitches, discovering that on the row below there were holes where there weren't supposed to be holes which threw the whole pattern off, oh, and there weren't holes where there were supposed to be holes!!! It took me almost an hour to knit 99 stitches to fix all of the problems that popped up.

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BUT - I was able to fix them! And not everyone would have been able to, or would have had the slightest idea what to do to correct all of the problems I found.

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SO, although I now have a rip roaring headache, I feel good about my improving knitting skills, and I may just have something worth publishing a photo of pretty soon!

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(all photos from We Heart It.)

6 comments:

goldenbird said...

I like those photos of lace. That's wonderful you were able to fix those 99 stitches, but sorry to hear it gave you headache. Looking forward to seeing your lace project.

I loved your comment about Spike having it all over Angel. Totally agree!

stringsofpurls said...

Sounds like you had some alzheimer's prevention...I knitted a shawl once, my first lace project. I got halfway done, realized there was a problem, couldn't figure out how to frog it wound up unraveling the entire thing and did it over. I learned alot! And it is very pretty. Stick to it! And your pics are beautiful!

Jane said...

That really is a good feeling - fixing your own mistakes. It helps me understand my knitting so much better. And then it prods me to keep a closer eye on my knitting as I go.

ImplausibleYarn said...

I love this site that you find all these pictures from! I'm glad you were able to fix your lace, I'm not at a point where I can do that well. I either have to frog or live with it. Mostly I live with my mistakes.

Amy said...

Good for you for persevering, I still have trouble picking up stitches on straight knitting. Can't wait to see the final product :)

Mary LeMaster said...

Ahhh Erin. Just keep it up!!

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