lessons learned

May 10, 2010

the great thing about working at a knitting store?
you learn something new everyday.

for instance,
one day, when everyone was singing praises at the alter of elizabeth zimmerman, i impudently remarked,
“she’s not that big a deal.”

a yarn over immediately jumped off my needle.
lesson learned.

recently,
while working on this beauty,

i thought to myself,
“gee, i’m doing really well! i’ll wait to put in a lifeline.”

a number of stitches popped off the needles and fell down several rows.

“shit!”

apparently, arrogant thinking is a sin in the eyes of the knitting gods.

now, it looks like this:

i’ve dropped down.
i’ll attempt to re-knit the rows.
i’ve done it before, though never with knitted lace.
i’ll burn some incense and maybe do a little chant prior to the attempt.

lesson learned.

7 Responses to “lessons learned”

  1. yoli Says:

    Oh no! I hate when you lose lace stitches. Good luck picking those stitches up, my fingers are crossed for you.

  2. Deborah Rose Says:

    Boo. Sorry for you. Some people wouldn’t learn the lesson, though. I’m glad you’re contemplating on it, that’s why I love you xx

  3. Yvonne Says:

    If you need help, all you have to do is ask!

  4. meg Says:

    It is never a good idea to take EZ’s name in vain, or to tempt the knitting gods, because lord knows, they can make you humble.

  5. Pam Says:

    The knitting gods are always watching. And listening. Always.

  6. Juliet in Grand Rapids Says:

    You’ll do fine getting that lace back up where it belongs since you blogged your lesson. The knitting gods expect recognition!

    Have you noticed that when you are confident in your knitting, you knit faster? And when you are contemplating how bad that mistake you made rows back is, you plod along (making more mistakes) until you’ve mad peace either by frogging/tinking or correcting it in a live-with-it way. I cannot believe how fast you can go after a frog!

  7. Tallguy Says:

    Never, never tempt the knitting gods! They are all-powerful, and will never let you forget that!
    Lesson learned.


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