20 September 2011

Lifeline


The first clue was the statement that yes, you will have enough yarn if you do this and this, otherwise you will need to frog stitch back to a certain row. By the time the point is reached to determine if there will be frogging, the piece is already a quarter of the way done. Normally, I knit a gauge swatch, but this, after all, is just garter stitch with buttonholes. I did not swatch. And I started knitting. As I neared a certain row, I decided that maybe, just maybe, I should cover my behind because my knitting which is usually right on gauge, could be off. So I threaded a piece of dental floss through the row so that in the off chance I had to rip it all the way back, then the lifeline would salvage a bit of the knitting.

I shouldn't have doubted myself. Everything was perfect. BTW, isn't that just luscious yarn? It's a silk/merino blend. More on this later.

13 comments:

  1. Paula I love your knitting - love the yarns as much as I love my quilting. I'm learning to crochet although my daughter wants to learn to knit so I may pay for classes for us to take together.

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  2. The lifeline is a great idea! I will have to remember that one - thanks!

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  3. Top tip there...I've passed the info onto my favourite knitter...my daughter :o)

    Have a great day!

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  4. Beautiful yarn... and great idea that lifeline! Will definitely remember that one...

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  5. Oooo . . . Pretty colors. What are you knitting?

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  6. Gorgeous colors!

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  7. Paula, I just LOVE the yarn, it's so yummy!

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  8. The yarn is a gorgeous color. I can't wait to see what you are making.

    I've never used a lifeline, but many times I wished that I had.

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  9. Yummy, yummy colors. Are those socks for me . . . hmmmm?

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  10. Pretty colors you are working with there Paula!! I look forward seeing what you are creating there! 8-)

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  11. I feel like I need a language translator *lol* It sure is pretty. A picture is worth a thousand words.

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  12. Those color look so soft.

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  13. This photo makes me want to reach out and touch that yarn, it looks so soft, and I love the colors!
    vicki

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