Sometimes…

…knitting lace (or lace knitting…whatever) can be very frustrating.

Yesterday afternoon all was well, life was good – RR had gone to the Rhinebeck junk sale with my Dad, Dobby was working and the house was quiet.  I finished (or, I thought I did) the last repeat of Chart A on Moth.  I decided to take some outdoor photos on the patio:

Moth in Repose

I then began (and completed) the reverse stockinette ridge prior to Chart B and started Chart B.  Which is roughly where everything went to sh*t.  It is also where I realized that when the instructions say to repeat the chart 14 times MORE that means FIFTEEN times TOTAL….dammit.

So I had five or six rows of 340ish stitches that I needed to tink…or rip out.   I don’t have the patience for the tinking…so (after a Cadbury egg and an offer of a shot of whiskey from RR) out came the needles.

Moth…in Time-Out

…fifteen minutes later Moth was back on the needles and ready to go:

Moth on the Needles again

Peaks and Valleys

 I only dropped one stitch ;o)

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23 thoughts on “Sometimes…

  1. What a pain! At least you only ended up dropping one stitch. If it had happened to me, I probably would have frogged the whole thing and chucked it across the room!

  2. Yeah, I’ve had to do that. I won’t tink quite that much either. Congrats on only one dropped stitch; hope it doesn’t give you any more trouble!

  3. Ugh, I hate it when that happens. I could never have tinked back that many stitches either. It would have taken forever.

  4. Gorgeous!! I would have ended up with the whole thing frogged probably.
    Now, is this the one for Dobby!?! We must see modeled pics!

  5. I’ve only done one pattern, but I can understand how much work it would be to rip back. Great job getting it to work out. I can’t wait to see the final results.

  6. Lucky for you that everyone else was out of the house! I couldn’t possibly have done that with other people present, walking around and making noise and asking me things while I was picking up eight million tiny, free-floating stitches. Yikes.

  7. I hate it when patterns are written that way! I need some pretty darned obvious instructions myself.
    Good for you for ripping out – a brave step when you are dealing with such a complex looking piece of work. And you only dropped one stitch?! That is excellent.

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