Wednesday, October 03, 2007

I really really hate to admit it but . . .

the trellis shawl kicked my butt... I gave up on it for now - after ripping it out 14 times I figure it was trying to tell me something. Something like don't do me now!!!!

So I am not using that yarn to make a simple seed stitch which also seems to be giving me a problem - I think I have to put some of the blame on the fibro flare I am in and the fibro fog I seem to be in the mist of. Hopefully tomorrow when I pick up my shawl I will see where I goofed and be able to fix it easily - instead of ripping it out again.... It is so sad it is funny at this point I swear.

7 comments:

Kathy said...

Sometimes it's just right to let go...it's a waste of time and energy to go on with a project where you're going backwards more than forwards! There's got to be a better project for that yarn! See you later?

Sachi said...

Agreed. It's sometimes good to just let it go.

But, besides that, all hail the "life line". You're using one, right? Please tell me you are.

Sachi said...

If I understood your comment on my blog, you don't understand what I mean by "life line". After about 5-10 rows (depending on how complex your pattern is) you take a small tapestry needle and a length of string (crochet thread works well for me). You thread the string through EVERY stitch on the needles and pull enough length out so that, when the knitting is relaxed, your lifeline doesn't pull out of any stitches.

Then, if you need to rip back, you can just go to the lifeline and you won't lose any stitches. Sort of like a place holder. Leave all your life lines there until you're ready to block the darn thing. You never know when you have to rip back 30 rows or more.

Jo at Celtic Memory Yarns said...

Just leave it to one side for a while and take up something nice and easy and soft on the hands and wrists. Something you can finish in a reasonable time. That always sorts things out.

zippiknits said...

If you don't come back with lots of pictures of the retreat I will sit right down in your living room and cry. Yes, I will come ALL that way to do that. ;-)

Cinders said...

Hi Rho,
Thank you for your comments on my blog.
I go through phases too where the Fibrofog is so bad I just have to knit and purl. I now always have 1 project on the go that doesnt require any thinking about.
I've frogged my Forest canopy several times, but lifelines def help

Charlie Chuckles said...

Hiya there!

I find this sometimes with my knitting projects.......I usually park them for a while if this happens and come back to them with a fresh head. In the meantime I cast on something new and exciting!!