Kathryn Ivy

September 19, 2007 - Posted by Grace Schnebly

Knitting Nightmare

Sorry for not posting for a while! I was working on my two larger projects, the Forbes Forest scarf and Icarus Shawl, for the past few days and was excited to be making progress until I had a bit of a knitting crisis. I thought I was making great progress on my Icarus Shawl and everything seemed to be going very well until I suddenly realized that I had an extra stitch somewhere... I was hoping that it would be a quick fix, but when I looked closer at it I realized I forgot a SSK 12 rows back!! UGG! It is going to take me forever to get it ripped back to that point considering I was almost finished with the 6th repeat of Chart 1 and the rows contain over 200 stitches. I guess this is what I get for not using a lifeline!! Once I get ripped back to the spot that needs fixing I am going to add one. I learned my lesson the hard way, and it will probably take me forever to get everything fixed! I am sure Alice will have no problem catching up to me now. All I have to say is UGG! It has really put me in a knitting funk. :(

First Little Snug ready for feltingI haven't been able to bring myself to even look at my Icarus Shawl since I realized my mistake, so I decided to start on my next holiday knit. Monday I cast on a pair of Little Snugs that I'm making for Camdyn. I've been making pretty good progress, but they are taking longer than I had expected. I have one boot finished and the second about half done. I still have the lining and sole to do, but I should be able to finish it up tonight! I am using two kinds of pink Araucania for these boots, Nature Wool for the outside and Atacama alpaca for the lining. They should be so and warm once they're felted!!

Things have been petty crazy around here lately. They're adding a deck to the back of our apartment, which will be nice but it is also stressful to have people coming in and out all the time, especially with three cats in the house. I have had to lock them in the bedroom just to make sure that they can't run out. It's put quite a damper on my knitting, but I hope when it is done I'll have a nice new place to take pictures of my FO's!