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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Where You Been?

I was going to post yesterday.

Honest!

But I got sucked into a black hole.

There I was, minding my own business, knitting along on Hydrangea, not bothering anybody, planning to post as soon as I worked my way through the first repeat of the center motif...

And the ground opened up before me and swallowed me whole.

Really!

It all began innocently enough. I noticed that the places in the pattern where the lattice crossed were a little....

wonky.

Well, I could fix that...

And while I was fixing that, I could tweak the pattern to make the lattice work line up with the leafy edging better...

And that involved taking two rows out of each repeat...

Which solved that problem but meant the floral motif at the center of the lattice no longer lined up vertically in the center of the lattice...

Which led to the lace knitter's equivelent of that age old question:

Which came first: the chicken or the egg?

Which do you line up with: the holes on the right side rows or the beads on the wrong side rows?

And then...

It was 6:00 PM, my husband was asking, "What's for dinner?", I was ordering pizza...

And ripping out rows.

Those black holes will get you every time.

Sneaky little suckers...

BTW, I still need one test knitter for Hydrangea during the month of June. You don't have to knit the whole scarf, just the first twelve inches or so...

Have your people call my people; we'll talk...

4 comments:

Louise said...

Hi Susan,
I'd be happy to test knit if you are still looking for someone.

Louise in France

louknits@orange.fr

Michelle said...

Sigh, it is beautiful...I am waiting for my crochet hook!

Elysbeth said...

Waves hand in air. Pick Me Pick Me!

kodaboda said...

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