Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Eureka!

I just figured out why I sometimes am missing a stitch in a given pattern repeat. I haven't been forgeting to do a yarn over, I've been accidentally dropping the yarn over before the right leaning decrease, in the process of slipping that last stitch back and forth. Now I know what to watch for!

Kate, looking forward to going out with DH and No Kids for our 19th wedding anniversary tonight.

4 Comments:

Blogger fiberfanatic said...

and when that happens, you can "create" one by picking up the yarn running between the two stitches. It will be smaller than the others, but you will still have your yarnover, and it will keep your pattern consistant.

that is why I count the stitches as I knit the next row after a pattern row, to make sure there are 15 stitches in each repeat. it is much easier to make the correction THEN, than to fudge it later.

Mary

8:03 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I fudged it later by knitting two together insead of three. A blind man would be glad to see it.

Kate

9:48 PM  
Blogger Cary said...

Congratulations on both the shawl work AND the anniversary! Have a great time out on your date ;)

Hugs,
Cary

6:48 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

We had a great time. It was so nice to go out for a meal and not have to deal with four enegertic young boys. The icing on the cake was that when we mentioned to the 20 somethingish server that we were celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary, he paid for our drinks. Guiness, yuuuuuuummmmmmm.
Another interesting thing was that the busboy at the restaurant obviously had CP, or something that leads to a similar difficulty walking. I was very impressed that the restaurant hired him - many wouldn't have.

8:34 AM  

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