Monday, February 25, 2013

Crashing Waves

I'm done with this stole earlier than I thought I would be.

I grafted yesterday and this evening without any incidents. Everything looked great. You can kind of see the grafting line on the left in the photo. But as I stretched the stole out to admire my handiwork, I saw a hole that looked bigger than this pattern's typical yarnovers. And, as I looked closer and did a little feeling around, it grew.

At some point, I must have dropped a stitch, and for some reason, I didn't catch it as i was working. At this point, I've already grafted the two halves and pulled out all my lifelines. I think the Print o' The Wave Stole has officially sunk. A whole month's worth of knitting, gone.

I feel numb.

8 comments:

  1. Oh no! How devastating! I can well understand the numb feeling; I think I would be somewhere curled under a table sobbing...I'm so sorry for such a disaster.

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  2. OH NO! When I saw the photo, I thought that maybe a dog took a bite!

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  3. Don't rip it out yet. Maybe there is a way to repair it. Grab the loose stitches and stop to think/study/breathe.

    I'm so, so sorry!

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  4. Totally doable. This is what scotch tape, staplers, and little tiny bits of leftover yarn are all about. And if that doesn't work, leave it laying somewhere and then blame whoever walks near it for tearing your knitting. Then, when they feel bad, tell them they have to go get you some donuts.

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  5. Yes, you can fix it. It may not be perfect, but you can close the hole up.

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  6. If your grafting is going horizontally across the photo, that totally looks fixable. Can you rip back to the YO chevron rows and pick the stitvhes up from there? I haven't knitted that pattern myself but i've fixed a lot of lace in the past year - cant be bothered with lifelines and have learned a lot!

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  7. Horrors! And beautiful it is! I think I would put it away, lick my wounds, and get back to it and think of something. It'll all look better in the morning (so to speak). My best...

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