Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Knitting when you should be sleeping: a cautionary tale

It was just after lunch when the thought occured to me that I should check the cables.
To my absolute horror I discovered a misscrossed cable about 3 cable crossings down!
Turns out it was one of the first ones I did at 4 am this morning.

There was no way in h*ll I was going to rip back all of those rows - that was about 10cm work.
So I bravely read up on dropping stitches to fix cables.

I forgot to take a picture of the misscrossed cable but remembered once I had dropped all the stitches off, so here's the first part I call Come Undone ( notice the reference to the Robbie Williams song that I slipped in there?)

Here it is all fixed up, phew this only took 45 minutes to complete (best song reference here is Phoenix From The Flames) The cable in question is just above where the armhole shaping starts.

I feel that I am evolving as a knitter - deliberately dropping stitches to fix mistakes. That's something I once thought could only be fixed by a complete restart.

For Miss A's patience early this morning we are going to a Beanie Baby Party at our local shopping centre. Although I'd rather hop into bed than spend 2 hours frolicking with pricey Beanie Babies.


2paw said...

Very Clever!! I did exactly the same thing!! I had fewer rows to drop down, but there was noway I was going to undo all that knitting!! It looks really lovely too!!!

Jessica said...

YAY for you. I love how much reading blogs enables us to learn techniques for fixes.

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

I do not blame you for dropping that one section at ALL. I have done something similar, but I still need to master re-knitting lace in the same manner.

Juls said...

Great fix! I too feel like I've learned a lot about being more fearless in my knitting, ie, ripping out rows and rows of stuff to get something right.