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Monday, January 01, 2007

A Measure of 2007?

This does not bode well for the New Year...

While I'm willing to concede that there are those for whom lifelines are "unnecessary," I will never feel that I can join those ranks. Thank heaven I had this lifeline in Catharina - I have no idea how I got off on the pattern, I've been doing so well with it. But this is what she looked like after I took a HUGE deep breath and frogged almost an inch and a half of work done over the holidays today...without the lifeline, I fear she'd be almost 750 yards in a heap.

I hope this is the WORST of my knitting catastrophes this new year, but I'm not holding my breath for that one...

However, I did manage to wind one skein of my KP Shadow in Vineyard in preparation for casting on for Hidcote and work a bit on the sock (below)...hold the presses on my feelings about KP's Options dpns. They really ARE heavy. I'll give it a few more tries before I decide about buying more of them...
(sigh)
Happy New Year!

8 Comments:

Anonymous Rachel said...

Hooray for lifelines! They deserve their name, don't they?

I also hope that this was your knitting low point in 2007. Onward and upward from here!

10:26 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

Thank goodness for lifelines. Now take a deep breath, maybe a bite of chocolate or a sip of wine and then proceed onward! *hugs*

10:59 PM  
Blogger JennyRaye said...

Whew, I'm so glad you had a lifeline! I haven't used one recently, but after reading through the Hidcote pattern, I think I will reinstate their use.

7:18 AM  
Anonymous Latoya said...

I'm not experiencing the heaviness of the Options needles, however, the circulars (sized 3) needles that I bought broke at the cable. Frown.

Do post and let us know what you think.

Knit on!

6:49 PM  
Blogger HPNY Knits said...

every so called catastrophe is a learning opportunity, even if the lesson is- stay with it...
I can't knit late at night. it all goes to the pond...

11:26 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

I'm glad you had the lifeline!!!

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just started using lifelines and boy do they save a lot of time. Sorry about having to rip it out. I keep putting off what I have to rip out! :)

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just the past week I had to rip back 2 charts worth on Mtn. Peaks. I got a bit cocky and didn't put a lifeline in between chart 2 and 3. And, sure enough, got off by a stitch and couldn't repair it no matter how hard I tried.

So, ripped back to the lifeline at the end of chart 1. I've now knitted all the way to the border...with lifelines every 8 to 12 rows along the way. : )

Yes, Pride cometh before a FROG!

6:51 PM  

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