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15 July 2004

Uh-oh

Okay. I figured out my sleeve chart for real yesterday. Rather than taping yet another chart revision on top of the existing revisions, I made copies and used them to make a whole new chart. I figure it was a good use of time and materials as I will eventually have to knit the second sleeve and I'll also be able to use parts of the sleeve chart to make the front/back charts. As I progressed on the knitting, using the original and oft-revised chart, and started working rows in the 100s, they were getting wonky and not lining up horizontally. This time, I taped the whole thing down on a sturdy piece of matboard (which I scored so I could fold it and people could sit near me while I knit, if they wanted), and I left a teensy bit of space between each repeat. It is much easier to read.

Joy. I finally got to the knitting last night and was so close to the cast-offs and the start of the saddle that I just had to get there -- and knit a couple of rows of the saddle for good measure. I "tried it on" (along with a ruler) for all to see and everything seems right. But, uh-oh, what's THAT? Just a couple of rows before the decreases, there are two cables in the main chart that are supposed to be crossed -- and they're not! Oh, the thoughts that jumbled in my mind: how did that happen? is there a problem with my new and improved chart? do I have to rip? can I rip and re-work just those areas? the cast-off edges look so nice and scream "progress"! DAMN!

What would you do? I went to bed. It was hard, but the Practical Vicki won last night (that alarm goes off real early). I need to focus and have patience and that's not usually me past 11 p.m. It was the first thing on my mind when I woke up this morning and let's hope this day flies by because I want to get home and FIX IT (hopefully without ripping).

NorWool2NorWool1In other news, there was a box on my doorstep when I arrived home on Tuesday. Some Norwegian Superwash Wool in a color called "Lichen" (dark, dark green) and long (could be longer) DPNs. I had opted for Parcel Post rather than Priority Mail from Elann, since my PayPal balance was limited, and in return for my "patience" and the savings on shipping, I could buy one more skein of yarn. That's what it's all about, huh?

There should be a package from Barnes & Noble arriving any minute. I ordered "The Notebook" for A and, since there's free shipping on orders over $25, ordered a couple of things for myself. Stay tuned on that. And, Crafter's Choice sent me something which reminded me that I had a point balance and I ordered a book from them, too, for only the cost of shipping. Ooooh, I love books!

Comments

Oh no hope it isn't too serious a job tonight with your re-working of cromarty
Isn't it good to get a parcel, mine have still not arrived, never mind maybe tomorrow.

Knitting mistakes seem the scariest late at night. Hopefully the least complicated way to fix the cables will work! :)

p.s. I love your new button! Very cool.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who wakes up thinking of how to fix a knitting mistake first thing. Heck, once I woke up in the middle of the night and figured out at that exact second how to do a three needle bind off. Without ever having seen it done! Best of luck with the fix...

I've learned the hard way that I don't do well with complicated patterns after 9 p.m.

Hope you are able to drop down and fix the cable without ripping. Been there, done that!

Love the garden pics from yesterday! The pic of your daughter is sooooooo cute! Thanks for sharing!

i love books too!i really like that lichen colour wool.that would even look good for the st bridget.hey it's almost the same colour as your blog!

I didn't even realize you could change the shipping options on Elann. Woohoo! Now I can justify another ball of yarn!

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