Sunday, September 23, 2007

Hours of Knitting and Nothing To Show

Needing a bit of a break from all the Christmas stocking applique, I started on the Honey Bee Stole. I worked on it for a couple of hours last night and got almost a full repeat of the first section done --- before deciding the gauge was not working and it would be too big. So I ripped.

Today I started in again, this time with needles two sizes smaller. It was looking much better and, several hours later, I was nearly back to where I ripped last night. Then the phone rang and I put the work down mid-row. *cue ominous music*

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These very simple blanket squares woven on a nail loom are how I got over the frustration and despair of losing all the work once again, when I somehow messed up after answering the phone mid-row.


Ruinwen said...

Cute squares! I love the colors! :) Sorry you've been spending so much time at the frog pond lately.

Maggie Ann said...

Very pretty....=). Here's a knitter that I think you would enjoy visiting...she has knit the cutest monkey face for a sweater a few posts down..

kristo said...

I'm so glad it wasn't me who called you last night!!!

dragon knitter said...

sigh. think of it this way, it's practice!

Leisel said...

The squares are such beautiful colors!

Marlene said...

You're right Minnie. I am a great believer that things always happen for the best (even if it doesn't seem so at the time) and there is a silver lining to every cloud. I've started over now and I took the opportunity to change the placement of some beads I am putting along the edging. I think it will look much better now.