Thursday, 11 September 2008

Doooooooooomed!!!!

So.

I corrected the drunken mistake.

I repaired the spot where the yarn snapped in the row two below the one I was working on. (FYI - I didn't tink back, with 600 stitch rows that just seemed too much work. Instead I dropped (carefully) about 10 stitches either side of the snap, back to the affected row. I joined a new length of yarn and reknit the stitches on the damaged row using that. I reknit the next row with the dropped stitches.)

Last night I bravely picked up the needles again. I knit along without calamity until I got an annoying work email. I put my knitting down to read the annoying email - and as I picked up the shawl again it snagged on something (I still don't know what) and the yarn snapped again!

Gadzooks!

More annoying -- this break was deep in the body of the shawl and I somehow lost it!! Because the shawl is now so large, I can't spread it out on the needles, and of course the knitting itself looks like wet noodles -- all of which makes searching for a snapped thread like looking for a needle in a haystack. I can't find the break - but I know it's in there. Waiting to cause havoc.

Egads!

So, I carefully put the shawl down.

And I think I'll wait for a sign from the knitting gods before I pick it up again.

18 comments:

The Caked Crusader said...

curse those pesky work emails...I'm only glad it wasn't me!

clarabelle said...

Oh Soo - that it SUCH a drag; this yarn seems frighteningly snappable...

Do hope you can find that break, otherwise it's just such a shame.

fleegle said...

What is the Yarn From Hell you are using? Sounds more like you are knitting the Sproing Shawl. So sorry, Soo!

LittleBerry said...

oh you're having a bad run with this.... as Fleegle says what yarn are you using?

Lin said...

Thats bad. I would have lost my cool with it by now!!

Gale said...

Oh. No.

Bearium said...

ouch!

CCC (Crazy Cooking Camper) said...

Ouch :( It's amazing how you are able to keep cool after all of this!

Brenda said...

OMG. What yarn you are using?

Viknits said...

Sounds like a complete nightmare
:( there were a couple of times I snagged my laminaria and my heart skipped a few beats but luckily it didn't snap. You must have the patience of a saint to still be sane! I do hope that once you start again, it'll go smoothly from there on.

the Lady said...

Oh, poor thing! How utterly annoying. What yarn is it? I'd rather avoid it myself.

Opal said...

Yikes! I'm curious as to what yarn it is too.

Giynlith said...

I'd be worried about the yarn snapping during blocking! Eek!

Agnes said...

Oh my! I'm so sorry!

Batty said...

Nooo! It's a curse! A curse! Aaaargh!

I hope the knitting gods show you a sign of their favor soon. Twice in less than 2 weeks is just not fair.

K said...

Nooooooooooo. ._.

I'll echo everyone else: I hope you find the break and can repair it with relative ease.

Carolyn said...

I think at this point I'd have burnt the whole thing :) That yarn sounds dangerously fragile. I'd be worried that once finished the yarn would break easily when worn as well as when being knitted.

Bon courage!

Jane said...

What pagen God did you aggravate Soo? And are we going to have to make a yarn or fiber sacrifice to lift the curse? I am so very sorry you are having a multi-disaster project! It's just got to get better!