Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Knitting in public: Ko'Olina Lagoon #3

Happy Daisy and I hung out today at my favorite beach spot, the lagoons at Ko'Olina, on the west side of O'ahu. What made this outing all the more special was the fact that it could easily never have happened. There were several hours there on Saturday, where I thought I may have to completely disassemble HD, after a dreaded dropped stitch was discovered. After an emergency 911 call to Disentangled, I considered simply undoing the couple of rows until I got to the dropped point, attempt to pick up the lost stitch, and then continue from there. But after a few stitches, it was clear that that plan was not going to work. So, after careful consideration, I decided to frog. That's right. I was extremely apprehensive, because I didn't want to ruin HD, but I didn't see any other way at that point. So, I frogged. Then I ever so carefully re-threaded my needle (I felt as though I was performing some kind of intense surgery) and then started up again. I've knitted several more rows since, and it looks fine, except for the edges in a couple of places, but considering I thought I might jack up- or lose- a huge chunk of the piece I had worked to hard on and was so proud of, I figured messed up edges were just fine. It will be part of the seam anyway, so really, I (we) escaped quite unharmed, after all that stress and worry.

So anyway, back to my wonderful knitting in public experience today. I was at the beach, sitting beneath a palm tree, looking out toward the ocean, listening to Jack Johnson, and knitting. It was close to perfection. The only thing that could have made it better: if my knitting girls were there with me...maybe next year! It isn't too soon to start planning the 2nd Annual S&B Retreat, is it?? ;)

3 comments:

Nasus said...

I've dropped multiple rows of stitches for the 2nd time!! (I frogged the first time, then I referred to the S&B book the 2nd time and repaired it using a crochet hook). Why does this happen so often?! btw, I did the Russian Join with this yarn, and I'm not too sure if I like it (the yarn shreds...) I may just do the good ol' traditional knot at the edge (since we're sewing the seams, right?) Let me know what you girls think...

Oh man, sitting underneath a palm tree, listening to Jack Johnson...sounds like a great 2nd annual retreat to me!

Nonnahs said...

Wow- you repaired using a crochet hook? You are my hero right now!

Disentangled said...

I was re-thinking the Russian Join with this yarn today myself - since I am going to have to add a ball in the somewhat near future - its stringy AND slippery. We are sewing the seems and I would love to not have to weave in loose ends - so maybe a knot would be the best alternative after all...