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7.21.2006

explanation

ok, so...re: the previous post:

apparently, just talking about using a lifeline does not have the same effect as actually using one. good to know.

basically, once i was about 5 inches into the cami, i messed up a teensy bit. i just had one stitch too few. it was right above one of the sl-k2tog-psso thingies (here's where the problem starts.), so i tried to figure out what i'd done wrong. i ended up dropping a stitch, but...no big deal, right? i dropped tons of stitches when working on my lace gloves and nothing ever escalated to a catastrophe. i've even messed up a few times on this cami (not counting the yo screw-up), and was able to fix some dropped stitches.

however...

this was different. once i dropped that stitch, i couldn't quite figure out how to fix it. so, i figured i'd just frog back a few rows, toss the stitches on a small needle, and get going. i tried that once, and it didn't work. i had too many stitches in some places and too few in others. i frogged back again. same deal.

so, what did i do?

i frogged all the way back to the ribbing.

again.

(this all took a good three hours or so. i didn't get to bed until around 11, which is late for me.)

i think this is the third (or, goddess help me, fourth) time this cami has reverted to its pre-lace state. i think i'm going to leave it on my knitting shelf for a few days, since i'm angry with it, and nothing ever comes of knitting on something you're mad at.

Comments:
((lynne))

:(

use the lifeline, it's worth the trouble. i messed up on my razor and in one place there are three yo eyelets where there should be two. luckily i fixed it so further rows were unaffected and its hidden on the side of the cami, barely noticeable. of course, i know it's there, but i doubt a non knitter would notice.
 
I hope your frustration with your camisole ends soon. Adding a lifeline is definitely worth it. I used one on a shawl and it made ripping back 40 rows so much less painless.

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