Phew! What was dropped was found again...

MMario's picture

I'm working on a clerical stole for my nephew (since he wants an entire set in *all* of the litrugical colours; plus his wife is also a priest - and can't show that much favoritism it acutally means two sets, this is a phrase I will probably be using a lot for the next few years )
Anyway - this is in Suri Alpaca on size 0 needles, a 1 x 1 rib. Colourway "Purple Majesty"

A few rows back I discovered I had either dropped a stitch or knit 2 together or *something* I knew where it had occurred, within a stitch or two, but couldn't find the blasted thing. I looked,
I looked again, I changed lighting, and looked again,
I changed glasses and looked again. Still couldn't find the dropped stitch.
So I figured I had knit 2 together - even though I couldn't spot that either. (dark purple yarn - size 0 needles, ageing eyes.) So I make a stitch by knitting into the side of the stitch below and continued.

but . . .
as I'm about to turn the work several rows further on - someting catches my eye! It's a loose loop, poised to run down the stole. Okay - it's poised to amble down the stole as the suri is 'sticky' enough that it doesn't run easily - but it's loose and it's gonna run if I don't do something.
The tip of the needle and a little time worked that sucker back up to the row where I had done the M1, which I was able to drop and work the runaway up in it's place - and lo and behold; all repaired! Now if I can just get the remaining 44 inches knit in the next 10 days AND lined.....

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MMario's picture

about a foot left to knit on

about a foot left to knit on this. may even get a picture tonight.

Please post a picture of the

Please post a picture of the purple stole when it is completed. I would be very anxious to see it. I work in the vestment world and would appreciate seeing a well-done knitted stole. It would take me years to knit at that gauge!!!

scottly's picture

MMario, thank you for

MMario, thank you for sharing that. I thought I was the only one that had strange mysterious mishaps with my knitting.

Scott
I wish I were knitting now.

MMario's picture

nope - it's just most of the

nope - it's just most of the time we're too embarassed to mention the gaping holes that we somehow missed seeing for three weeks.... or the three inches of stocking stitch that somehow managed to become a "design feature" in a garter stitch project....

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Why couldn't the dropped

Why couldn't the dropped stitch have become a 'design feature'?

QueerJoe's picture

It wouldn't be the fine

It wouldn't be the fine gauge that would slow me down, but the 1X1 rib...some folks complain about purling...I complain about ribbing...ugh!

BuduR's picture

I hate ribbing. I'd much

I hate ribbing. I'd much rather purl any old day.
MMario, you know we love us some knittin porn, baby give us what we need!
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MMario's picture

As soon as something gets to

As soon as something gets to the stage I can take a picture withut it just being a mass of yarn on a needle....

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BuduR's picture

TEASE! MWK's Token

TEASE!

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Aaronknits's picture

Roughly four feet on size

Roughly four feet on size 0's would take me ten weeks!!!

MMario's picture

I've been working on this

I've been working on this off and on since Thanksgiving. I can usually get about an inch or so done at a time - but have to ramp up and really work on it.

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