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Lifeline

January 8, 2009

I’m knitting a lace scarf for one of my friends for her birthday this month.  If you knit — especially if you’ve ever knit lace — then you probably know that if you mess up on a lacework pattern, it’s pretty difficult to go back and fix your mistakes.  Suffice it to say, I had more than my share of mistakes on this scarf and have had to start over from scratch several times.

Cue the lifeline.

In my picture it’s the purple yarn running through the scarf and it’s there so in case I mess up again, rather than having to rip the entire thing and start from scratch I only need to rip back to where the purple yarn is holding my stitches.  I don’t know why I resisted it so much before — it only takes a tiny bit of time to run it through my knitting, but knowing I don’t have to start from scratch each time is such a huge relief.  Naturally, I haven’t made a mistake since I started using the lifeline but I’ve still got half a scarf to finish — still plenty of room for error.

Lifeline

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More Catch Up

November 22, 2008

I haven’t been feeling well so I’ve missed a few days but let me pick up where I left off the best I can…

November 22, 2008 — Christmas Decorating
An ornament on the Christmas tree Mark and I bought today.
Christmas Decorating

November 21, 2008 — Cake Batter
Cake Batter

November 20, 2008 — Purl Scarf
A scarf I just finished knitting.
Purl Scarf

November 19, 2008 — IFC 2
Hong Kong’s tallest building.
IFC 2

Frogged

October 11, 2008

Frogged

When you are unhappy with the way your knitting is coming out, sometimes it’s best to just frog it and start all over again.

Swatch

September 29, 2008

Swatch

Three hours of Power Crochet equals a lot of swatching.