Wednesday, April 11, 2007


My lace was going along so well! I was ready to take a photo of my progress, upload it and even join one of the Swallowtail Shawl KnitAlong blogs!!

But then.. The Tale of 2 Missing Stitches began...

I was at the completion of row 5 of the 5th Budding Lace 2 Chart repeat as I went into Library knittin' last night. I thought, 'Now I won't do any actual LACE while I'm knattering away with the others, ultra-distracted - far too dangerous for lace work. I'll just do Row 6, the purl row and that will be that.'

Well, that was not that.. When I counted my stitches at the end of the row I found I had 85 rather than the required 87 *chest constricts* I told myself "It's fine... it's FINE! I'm sure I've just miscounted!!" But after five recounts and still the 85 final count, I had to resign myself to the fact that these two errant stitches were either never stitches, or ran off somewhere between row 4 and row 6.

Thus begins the search and rescue!

This morning I got to work a little early, so I tinked back to Row 5, so all the yarn overs, excited knit 2 togethers etc.. are all on the needles, in all their twisty goodness. I'll recount to see if there are 87 in THIS row, which there hopefully will be, as that will mean I haven't missed them somewhere along the lace of row 5. If there are only 85 I'll have to attempt tinking back another row - and that is scary!! I've never tried to un-knit some of these crazy lace stitches before! Like the "sl1, k2tog, psso" combo - yikes! Fun to do, but maybe not so fun to UNdo!

We'll see.. It's all a fabulous learning adventure, and I have to say that I'm now able to truly identify each stitch and how it has been formed - which is awesome!! =D


Wendy Dorrel said...

Oh yikes! I had that same experience after I knit lace in a dark bar. The next day things were a bit off. It's been in my WIP bag ever since.

(got your email, I'll get back to you today! :) )

Michelle said...

hey....i hope you'll be able to fix it!! be patient!!!

pinky-yin said...

psss... tell u a secret... i had a mistake in my flowerbasket... by then... it was almost 200stitches to undo...i was scared to make a bigger mess.... so i just increased it in an obsecure spot... and it wasnt noticable... lol