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Friday, September 10, 2010

Troublesome Knitting, are you trying to tell me something?

beginning of pink corner to cornerNothing fancy here, your very basic corner to corner ghan with a little detail on the edge created by doing the yo (yarn overs). I'm not sure what happened, or why. Did I count wrong, did I measure wrong, did I weigh the yarn wrong? Did I just forget? Arghhhhhhh

The pink yarn was donated to me HERE, 3 ply knitted worsted. As I debated about whether or not to strip the blanket I weighed the yarn on my scale and figured I had more then enough when I was at what I thought was the 1/4th point.

pink corner to cornerbuzzing along with the yarn in my project bag I wasn't paying any attention to how much yarn I had left, when....at about 2/3rd's done had a snag and pulled the yarn out of my bag to untangle. Yikes...no way did I have enough to finish the blanket. I could frog (which I detest) back to the half way point and make the blanket 2 tone; provided I had the right weight of something on hand. I really didn't want to frog so came up with plan B.

Plan B, switch color, enter pretty minty green and finish blanket. Ok 2/3 and 1/3...little weird, so how about then starting a 2nd piece using the minty green and making just a corner to attach to the opposite corner of the 1/3 minty green. Like a hood? So, for now that's my plan.

I get one row done when my needles come apart and a huge number of stitches are no longer on my needles. You've got to be kidding me. I'm terrible at putting the stitches back on the needle, plus I wasn't at this point real awake. Let it be til I had my coffee. Hooked my needles back together. I've only had that happen once in several years and it was right after I got my Denise Set when I probably didn't put them together well enough to begin with. I really can't believe it. Knit half the next row AND it happens again. Seriously, not as many stitches this time. What's going on. Was that a hint I was suppose to frog? I sure hope not, cause I didn't. I've knit one row since, so far so good.

Got my toes and fingers crossed I can finish this before I have another issue. I feel like I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop.

**pink in first picture seems more on target, not sure why the 2 pictures look so different
This is slated for a charity right here in Ohio, Blankets for all Babies


  1. Oh my gosh! I feel your frustration. But I also feel your determination!!!! You go girl!

  2. Still at it, hoping the green doesn't over power the light pink. But, am liking the hoody idea, you know like those towels we all love to use. We'll keep ya posted.
    Thanks for the encouragement Joansie. It's appreciated.

  3. Oh my gosh, very clever to make it into a hoodie-blanket! Good thinking!.. I've been having some trouble myself recently on a crochet project, whick I will post about sometime soon here... But I had to frog it (nearly 2/3s done) TWICE!!! (and nope, I don't like frogging either!)... Well, the project is finally done, and prettier than I'd even hoped in the first place!(at least I think so!)... Have a great weekend! ~tina

  4. I have had projects from h*** like that as well. Sometimes you wish you'd never begun, but in the end it will hopefully be worth it. Good luck!

  5. Hate when than happens with embroidery thread.

  6. Thanks so much for stopping by The House on the Corner ~ I'm following back!!

  7. That's awful about your needles falling apart...how dare they?
    I'm always running out of yarn when making my baby blankets. If I know I'm close I start striping the remainder adding in another color. I like how they look. More interesting to knit too :)

    happy knitting :)


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