Thursday, December 25, 2008

I can't believe I did it again...

I had to rip out the Botticelli sweater again.

This time it was my fault - I was cruising along on it and didn't notice that at 31 cm I was supposed to start the armholes. So I got almost to the top of the intarsia section before I thought, maybe I should see what I'm going to be doing next.

See the pink pin? That's where 31 cm is. Compare to how far I have gotten. <sigh>

Before I got very far with the ripping out, I put in a lifeline by running a piece of yarn through the stitches across at that point. I had to take out my contact lenses because I can't see that close up anymore with them in. :(

Some time later - I'm not sure how long it took - I ripped it all the way down to the lifeline. I got the lifeline right, mostly, except for a bit in the middle where it was hard to tell what stitch was next to which. Then I got the pattern back out and had to figure out which row I was back to. Then I made sure, stitch by stitch, all the stitches on my needle were from the same row.

As you can see, I'm back almost to where I was when I last posted, seven weeks ago. See the big pile in the upper right corner of the yarn I pulled out? Grrrr. I guess that will teach me to read the damned instructions once in a while while I work.


Eschatus said...

It should also be noted that at the bottom of the first pic is the pretty drop spindle Baba got for xmas!

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