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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Unbelievable swearing

On the fifth repeat of the second chart of the Flower Basket Shawl, things really got ugly. Now that I am a mom of four, I seldom curse. Today, I cursed and cursed and cursed. I would count and have the right number of stitches. I would knit the other half, count again and a yarn over would be missing. There were two rows of tinking and one row of reclaiming yo's that had sped away. Those stitches drop so fast to the yo in the column that it is unbelievable. Thank goodness that stitches will not drop below a yarn over. Otherwise I shudder to think how much tinking would have gone on. I guess this is a learning experience. There is no point in posting a picture. The shawl looks pretty much the same.


Blogger Ron R said...

A couple months ago, I was having a discussion with one of the kids regarding an indescrete choice of words. I asked if they heard me talk that way. The response was, "Yes, but not often.", followed by an instance of when.

10:04 PM  
Blogger Kara said...

Well, I was locked in my room. Hopefully, no one overheard anything. I'm guessing if they did, they'll try it out at Sunday School.

7:41 AM  
Blogger jenifleur said...

Well everyone knows I swear all the time, but I don't have kids. And when I'm in public I try to behave like my mom raised me right. But in my own little world? I find it really helps me vent and saves me money from having to replace broken lamps. ;)

Sorry about the mistakes. It's never more frustrating than when it happens with lace. And thanks for the welcome back!

8:21 AM  
Anonymous Kate said...

Ack! Next time you have a pattern repeat (or even a row!!) that you KNOW is correct, run a "lifeline" through it - thread a tapestry needle or Chibi (something blunt) with crochet thread or perle cotton, and run it through every blessed stitch on the needle.

If it all goes horribly wrong thereafter, you won't have to worry about ripping back too far, and the correct row will be waiting for you on the lifeline.

6:24 PM  

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