Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Rats!


I just did a gauge swatch. And was knitting along happily, when the yarn broke on a stitch the row below. Fixed that, (shoddy repair, hey it is a swatch!) and three rows later it happened again. Once is an accident... twice it seems we have problems. The yarn had stood up to being unwound from a skein and onto the ballwinder. I couldn't feel a difference as I knit it. And it is a pattern where I don't have to look, so was planning to use it as one of those glorious "I'm reading while I'm doing this!" knits. Now I don't know what I'm going to do.

Don't really want to frog 3 rows every so often. Luckily the yarn is hairy, so when a stitch gives way, it is going to stay there until repairs can be affected. But it also means that the yarn surrounding an affected stitch is going to be, um, tender and could go too. Which means I'm going to have to at least go back until the affected stitches are off the needles.

If it were my yarn, I'd probably toss it now. It isn't. I'm awaiting a decision. Blech. Yes, I know there is an error on my edging too. I was

1 comment:

AlisonH said...

Re the microwave: I can't hear the timer ding, but I can hear when it's on (a high-pitched tone vs a low one.) So what I do sometimes is put a glass of water in the microwave for the amount of time I need, and turn it on. I'll hear the motor click off when the time's up.