You know, the usual stuff. Probably this photo of it all bunched up on the needles not looking like much of anything.
And then maybe this photo of the progress on the border.
It wasn't going to be an exciting update and I thought maybe I'd pep it up with some links to some inspiring knitting happening out there in blogland. (I am waaaaaaaaa-aaaaa-aaaay behind on my blog reading but made some progress this week.)
Well, that's what I was going to do.
Until this morning while I was knitting one of the 800ish stitch rounds and suddenly I felt something snap.
"Oh no!" I thought. "The yarn has snapped."
But no. It wasn't the yarn. It was worse. Much worse.
It was my needle! Yep - my needle! The cable snapped off from the needle end and there hanging loose were lots of scary looking stitches.
Naturally while carefully picking up these stitches I managed to lose more stitches as the cable slipped through the work.
There was a lot of swearing.
A lot of very not knitterly, very not ladylike swearing.
I think I've picked up the stitches. And I think it's ok. But I've set it aside for now and will correct any that got away a little later.
When I've stopped swearing.
P.S. Lately a couple of queries have been left in comments - but blogger won't let me see the email addresses. So if you have left a question (or have one now) you can send me an email at thingssoolikes AT gmail DOT com. I promise not to swear in my reply!
P.P.S. For the curious knitters out there the needles were Kollage square(!) needles. I was going to do a little review of them as this is the first time I've used them for lace. I expect now it's probably best if I don't!