Sunday, April 29, 2007

Back on the needles

Once long ago I started Mim's Adamas shawl, knitting straight off a cone of Zephyr. Sadly, at the beginning of December when I really needed a soothing project that I wouldn't accidentally finish too soon Monkey pulled the needles out and did quite a bit of unraveling.
Lucky for him, it was bed time when this happened, so I put him in his room and locked the door instead of beating him.

I tried running a thread through the stitches that occur before the incident, but that is not an easy thing to do on lace. Finally, to avoid getting any more angry, I folded it up and stuffed it in a ziplock bag with the cone. Hid it under my bed.

This weekend, I finally decided I wasn't mad any more and pulled it out. Rip, rip, rip; I tore out two or three inches. Delightfully, it was surprisingly easy to get the live stitches on a needle after ripping back. So Adamas is back in action. Only like a million more rows to go. But that is ok, because it is already hot here so my shawl needs are rather small for the next 6 months or so. Or more.


Erin said...

It is going to be really lovely. So glad you didn't have to start over from scratch. Kids sure are trouble aren't they? :)

bonnie said...

haha, glad you hid that shawl under the bed for awhile...good tactic! the vespa's been fun so far. tried to ride it up big cottonwood canyon (putt putt putt) and made it up half way before I realized it was just taking too damn long. So now I know it's limitations. a bicycler passed me on the way down and I was going 45mph! I bet it is getting pretty hot down there. Lots of staying inside in the summer probably. HOpe you have air conditioning!

Heather Joins The Round said...

Next time my kid infuriates me I will remember your stellar fortitude in the face of immense provocation. You ROCK!

It was hot here yesterday, too, but not like Florida!

Miriam said...

YAY! I'm so glad you've got it back on the needles!