I was going to call this blog entry, “Minor Knitting Catastrophe.” But I almost felt as though the word “minor” would be redundant.
Aren’t All Knitting Catastrophes Minor?
I wanted to wash and block the three most recently completed Anica shawls. Mostly so they’d be clean and dry by this weekend’s craft show. Somehow, during the soaking/spinning of the three shawls, I snagged the yarn on the one made with Urth Uneek Fingering and the yarn broke.
It looked like I had just stretched out one of the eyelets, so I tried to manipulate it back into shape. What I ended up doing instead was dropping about 4 or 5 rows of the lace section of the shawl.
I think I’ll see if I and frog back the last section and re-knit it after re-attaching the yarn. About one-third of the shawl will need to be re-done. And that’s assuming I can un-knit/frog the blocked shawl.
Most likely, this beautiful shawl will not make it into inventory by this weekend’s show. But fortunately, I really loved this colorway and the resulting shawl.
I may just wear it myself. Thaddeus and I have started walking instead of biking now that it’s gotten really cold here. Maybe it will be a perfect neck/face warmer?
Anyone local think they might be able to get to my show in Stockton NJ this weekend? It’s a fun one for me. My table is right next to a good friend, Nora. She makes and sells really nice jewelry.
I was able to finish the most recent Anica Shawl in time to block it with the other two.
It’s really a fantastic shawl and the colorway is rich and lush. I imagine it will sell.
I also started a fourth one.
This one is done with a naturally, hand-dyed yarn from CabinBoyKnits. I know I saved the label somewhere, but I can’t seem to find it at the moment.