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Monday, July 16, 2018

Unknitting, Poppies, Pride and Prejudice...A Cardiac Collage

Jeweled lines is growing!  About 57 inches long here.  It looks really narrow because it's doubled over in my effort to keep it on the needles.  However, after taking the picture 2 days ago, I realized the wee bit (3 rows) of gray you see closest to you at the bottom........is the wrong color!  Argh.  Was watching tv with hubby and quickly looked at the other end to determine what color came next , it should have been blue....the turquoise I've been so worried about having enough of.  Dang it.  So, will need to unravel and add the turquoise.  I've never used a life line on an afghan, sure wish I had.  Have 220 life stitches off the needle to unravel, then trying to get them all back on without losing any or twisting them.  So, hunted for how to do one after the fact.  Saw several video's showing how to do it with purl, but not with garter.  Found one really short video with no audio that merely pointed with needles to the spaces between the ridges.  I have another 60 inch same needle and cord so used that instead of a darning needle and picked up the right leg of the V by pulling the rows apart.  Took FOREVER!  But, it did work.  I only lost one stitch which I was able to fix.  Will take another picture when the turquoise troubled section is done so we'll know about the yarn, being sufficient or not.  No way this will be matched.  I've already tried, have had it too long.
Isn't this beautiful?  Spotted this on Facebook the other day, my friend again who posts such nice art.  The photo is by Andrea Reinman.  Just thought it worth a share.
If you can get past Jennifer Ehle's mother's voice...which isn't easy I highly recommend this classic.  Quite good, but oh her voice.  Some gorgeous scenery.  This was one of those classic I never read when it was on the school reading list.  I was good at reading the first, middle and last chapter of mandatory books.  lol
This is..........waiting.  Waiting to be something.  This wasn't a planned project.  But I had a bag with these needles and bits of yarn which I grabbed at the end of last week when I needed to take my husband to the ER.  After about 6 hours in the ER he was admitted.  Needless to say, I was glad I had something with me for all that sitting time in the ER and hospital the subsequent day while he had testing.  It will be an abstract pieces parts afghan.  What should I call it?  Hospital Ghan, Waiting Yarn, Cardiac Collage.........hubby was there for a cardiac event. He's currently doing well, just needs follow up appointment and perhaps better med management.  I'm feeling the Cardiac Collage I think?  What say you?

15 comments:

  1. I am so pleased to hear that your husband is doing well. I am all tooooo familiar with waiting at hospitals too. And always take a BIG book with me.
    Loving Jewelled lines - and in awe at the number of stitches. I would have left the 'error' in place. Some cultures believe that only god can create perfection, which is an excellent out.

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    1. Thank you for the visit and sweet comment, both are appreciated. I've heard that about errors also, and as it turns out there will be an error I ran out of the turquoise last night and am thinking about just hooking on the next color which is gray and continuing vs ripping out and going to a different yarn store to find something close.

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  2. I am glad your husband is doing well now. The afghan name should reflect the situation somehow. How about emerghan?

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    1. Thanks for the visit, hummmm ererghan...gonna think on that a bit.

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  3. Love both Elephant's Child and Marie Smith's responses to your post.

    Wow, glad to hear your husband is doing ok. Emergency rooms are tough. Been through a number of visits with my mom when she was alive.

    Ripping out knitting and getting everything back on the needles is a nerve racking thing to do. Long ago I was making a complicated cabled poncho in the round for my daughter. I notice that 3 inches back there was a mistake. It was so obvious because the overall pattern was interrupted and my eye went right to it. Hundreds of stitches!! I did the same thing, ripped it out, pulled back to before the error point and then (after warning everyone within screaming distance to not distract me on fear of death) got the stitches back on the needle correctly. I always feel proud when I am finished, but like hell while I am working on it!!

    Good job!!

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    1. Thanks for the visit and comments. It's nice to know others can relate to the situation both in the ER and with the needles and stitches. Yikes 3 inches back and with cables etc........double yikes.

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  4. I like Cardiac Collage - it sounds very artistic and the red and black colours are on theme. A collage means you can add whatever you want and put it together in whatever fashion you like. It doesn't need to end up as anything as practical as an afghan if you don't want it to. Does a blend of knitted and crocheted modules count as "mixed media"? ;-) I hope your hubby's health is under control so you don't need any more stressful ER visits. Maybe you could turn it into an item that can be donated to the cardiac unit or heart foundation as a display piece or an item to be raffled for fundraising.

    Just a few thoughts. I'm keen to see what you come up with! ;-)

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    1. Thanks Jodie for the brain storming!! I like the idea of mix media with some crocheting involved as well. Will keep you posted.

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  5. Hope you husband is doing better now.
    I've never put a life line in my knitting, but I would have had to rip back too, I have been knitting dish cloths recently and noticed that i had missed a yarn over, even though it is only a dish cloth I still ripped back about 5 rows, crazy because no one would have noticed except me!!!
    Thank for visiting my blog again, I'm trying to get some of my stash used up because i'm off to Yarndale in September, I don't think I will ever be at a stage when I have no yarn left, lol.

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    1. I hear ya on the no yarn left,lol. Not happening here for sure. I've not thought much about ripping out with smaller items, but oh..that many stitches I was nervous.

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  6. Sorry to hear of your ER trip but glad that your husband is on the mend, always scary places. I always keep something ready as a small on the go project nothing worse than just sitting there waiting. I used a lifeline for the first time a few weeks ago, made life so much easier xcx

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    1. I was glad the yarn was at finger tips and think I'm going to have something at the read like that from now on. Can't imagine sitting there those hours without busy hands which also helps keep one calm...or at least more calm.

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  7. Hope hubby is ok now.
    I know how long you have to wait in waiting rooms ,it was good to take something along with you.

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    1. Thanks for the visit, much appreciated and for the good wishes for hubby. So far so good.

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  8. The Jeweled lines is going along well. I think I'd have left that gray in there. LOL

    I understand about listening to actors / readers with a voice that grates on me. I've starting listening to audiobooks occasionally and it's amazing the difference the voice makes in how you react.

    I'm sure Cardiac Collage will end up being beautiful. You always have such a good eye with regards to color and placement.

    I hope your hubby has no further cardiac events!

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