Wednesday, October 6, 2010

WiP Wednesday - Flop!

Well, I had planned to have something new to share this week...but I don't.

I attempted to start the Half-pipe Hat which meant learning the tubular cast-on.  I found a great video online and cast on my 80 stitches and started the two 'follow-up' rows.  Well, I had to do this a couple of times.  Then, after I thought I finally had it, some stitches slipped off my needle - normally, I would be able to pick them back up and put them back on but not in this case.  The tubular cast-on uses 'twists' and once they fall off, they untwist.  Maybe there is a way to re-twist and put back on but I couldn't figure it I decided to start AGAIN.

In frustration, I just started pulling the yarn and unravelling.  In the process, I created a HUGE tangled mess and spent the rest of the night untangling yarn.

So, I tried again tonight.  Cast-on 80 stitches with the tubular cast to the next couple of rows and had stitches fall off - twice!  I'm stubborn, so, instead of finding another appropriate cast-on, I continued until I got it...and I finally did!  I'll share it in an upcoming post because I have put it in my knitting bag for the night and don't feel like taking pictures of it because that would mean I have to look at it - which I don't want to do right now :)

The rest of my free time tonight has been spent trying to get tea stains out of a book (that belongs to the library).  I'm pleased to say that went better than the tubular cast-on :)

Next week I will have some picture-worthy updates!  It's been a really busy week for me work-wise and otherwise!  Busy, but good :)

1 comment:

  1. I have yet to try the tubular cast on. For some reason, it scares me a little.