Thursday, June 5, 2008

I have to admit it, maybe it will help, you know, like working the 12 steps. Isn't the first step admitting you have a problem? I do. I am a project slut. I was going along, all happy knitting my NYOBE squares (although you may notice they don't particularly look square - if you stretch them they do!) alternating them with the beautiful Muir.
I was almost done with my fourth repeat . . . .
when disaster struck.

I noticed that I didn't have enough stitches to finish the row. Found my mistake and started to tink back when (gasp) stitches started falling off the needles! You know how when you do a slip two knit one pass the slipped stitches over, you need to pull up the two slipped stitches when you are tinking before you unknit the one stitch? Well I forgot. And shit started unraveling like mad. I think I yanked up all the dropped stitches, but I'm not sure and I'm not sure how far they unraveled.

It was so depressing because really the only solution I can see is to rip back the whole thing. I didn't use lifelines (I will from now on though!) because I thought I was above them. Too cool and all you know? I just couldn't face it anymore.

Then, staring at me from the bookshelf was that gorgeous little pile of yellow Malabrigo Lace. And what was it sitting on top of? Why, the pattern Adamas which I had printed out a few days ago, thinking that when I finished Muir I should cast on for that. Well, Muir looked doomed. Very doomed (although in the light of day she doesn't look that bad) and my fingers were literally itching. I managed to make it to this morning. When Joe left for work and before the girls got up I knitted up the first chart!

So, I don't have a very good project reputation, but I never really did anyway! And I don't feel totally bad because the reason I printed up Adamas is because I saw it on the YarnHarlot's site. She found it forgotten for about a year in the stash. Which mean even she casted on something else and left some lace unfinished!

I gotta run to the school for the fourth grade play! Maybe I'll take the camera!


Knit and fall back in it said...

Your lace is very pretty. I'm not so good at it. I am very good, however, at starting stuff without finishing it.

tracyb said...

I figured I might not be the only one! :)