Monday, July 10, 2006

Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!

I've been lacking in updates but I have been hardcore knitting. Like staying up really really late knitting. I sent out my resume for a job that is all that I am looking for right now and all my luck seems to be with it. I've mananged to get bruised, forgot my lunch, forgot my tea break things, fall, dump an entire mug of water in my lap while driving, have a hellacious time at work (more than usual) and then there is this:


AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

Yep. and the f*bombs were dropping left and right. So I pulled out the T-pins, a glass of wine and started working. It was too far up to rip back to the life line. This also happened the day after I realized that the long edge of the triangle on this shawl is 6 feet! Not including ruffles. What the hell had I gotten myself into?

I knew I could manage this. If this could be done (this woman deserves a medal or something)...I would be fine. Should I mention that my love decided to run away during all this? Yeah, off to the sanctuary of BestBuy. I did encounter a bit of yarn bizarrely placed. It was somehow twisted extra or something. I worked it in a place I thought that wouldn't be noticed. Can you see it?So there it is. Proper one on the left repaired one on the right. If anyone notices anything...its a needle in the eye for them.

I am still plugging away on it. Charts 7 and 8 are done. I'm into the ruffles. I have a feeling that this will be finished in the car on the way to Maryland and blocked in the hotel room. Not really what I had planned. I had really thought I would have this one done. I've been doing my best, forsaking all other projects and aspects of my life. I think my husband resents the shawl. He told me tonight that after the wedding no more projects for a while. You think by now he would know better. oh well.

5 comments:

Jenny R said...

You can't even tell! Nice job! And if you have to block it in the hotel room, that's no biggie. That's what the extra bed is for, right?

Amy said...

That could be an interesting short story... the husband jealous of the shawl so he secretly knits a few rows on it while she is sleeping... only to discover that she had been unravelling a few rows every night because she is destined to die once it is completed...

Anyway - it's an absolutely gorgeous shawl. I can't wait to see your next project... in a few months :)

Knitted_Painting said...

well fixed! you can't even see it anymore. hope you get the job^_^

Rach said...

I can hardly tell anything can happen. It might be a good idea to take a break. Regain the sanity... Look at something a little bigger than a piece of yarn... Run around the house torturing the cats with a little bird toy...

oh wait. That's if they deign to notice.

msfortuknit said...

NICE WORK DOLLY!