Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Holy Holes, Batman!

The last thing a knitter ever should see in their knitting is a hole. A hole not created by an increase. A hole created by the fact that the strand broke.

It broke.

One little strand of exquisite mohair/silk blend just broke.

Why? I don't know.

But it broke.

So there was inserting a lifeline 5 rows back (arrrgggghhh), frogging (rackafracka), getting the all-stuck-together-because-it's-mohair-tiny-stitches back on the needles (grrrrrrrrr), and getting the next row back to normal.

There will be many more lifelines from now on.



Blogger Karlie said...

Yes, lifelines are very VERY helpful. My tips for them - use a yarn significantly narrower than your knitting yarn, although that doesn't matter as much with lace, and make SURE it's very, very slippery, like mercerised cotton or something. No fun trying to pull an acrylic one out!

8:57 AM  
Blogger The Sinister Knitter said...

one word. CRAP

11:00 AM  
Blogger Linz said...

My one word was a lot worse than that...

Karlie -- thanks for the tip!
I actually just used some sewing thread, and it worked BRILLIANTLY!!!!

11:17 AM  
Blogger Ginny! said...


2:43 PM  
Blogger Linz said...

I know, Ginny. It was so sad.

2:51 PM  

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