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May 02, 2004

False Start


Last week when I began the shawl I really believed it would be my first project with only one beginning. WRONG

Am I the only one who has to begin and begin again? I flunked gauge 101. Every sweater, after knitting a few inches, has had to be ripped out and begun again. But since this is a shawl, I wasn't going to worry about gauge.

I have a love hate relationship going on with my Denise interchangeable knitting needles. I love having all the sizes from 5 to 13 or whatever in 1 pack. It's those cables that I don't care for.

I was knitting along on about the third row of my shawl. As I slid the stitches along the cable it came apart, dropping several stitches. I got them back on. But in the process, without realizing it, I twisted the work. I continued knitting.

Today I had a few inches completed, the pattern memorized, and the decreases falling in the right places. I realized my mistake. I tried to figure out a fix (If anyone knows of one. please enlighten me). It was more than I could make work, so I pulled it out. Now I wonder if I had just put all the stitches on a thread, if I could have picked them up without the twist.

On a happier note, Justin received a letter in the mail inviting him to the State Bowling Tournament after all! He had missed the cut, after the regional tournament, by only 1 or 2 pins. Someone else dropped and he will now represent our bowling center at the State level! That's really exciting news! They give scholarships and savings bonds as prizes at the State tournament.

Posted by Angi at May 2, 2004 07:03 PM


Ooh, bad luck. I wish I had a fix to your twisted shawl, but I don't. I do find that sections I have to reknit often seem to go faster the second time around though.

Posted by: Amber at May 5, 2004 11:59 AM

Oh Angi, I understand the pain! Count me in on the Start Over and Do It Again Club.

Posted by: Sharon at May 7, 2004 10:50 PM