Thursday March 25th 2010, 3:51 am
Filed under: Knit

Some patterns are just not meant to be.

No matter how long it takes to find out that that design was sheer Lacewrecks. Never mind why.  I was playing with another new idea today and had a swatch big enough to think, hey, finish it into a cardigan front; I dampened it to see the stitches settle into their natural shapes and for a proper measure.  Went to do the math. (Lessee, four motifs took a half ounce, I’ve got X ounces, I can do this many repeats across and so many down before running out, and does that work size-wise if I do.  Yes.)

Went back in the other room where it was drying for remeasuring–swatches lie, so you have to catch them at it and test them again and again.

Count 1, 2…

Oh.  Oh my.

Out!  (No, I’m not going to show it to you. Although, my enjoyment of a good laugh is sorely tempting me.)  Nope nope nope.  Sorry!

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Oh, now you’re teasing us! What did it look like? Something, ah, suggestive?

Comment by RobinH 03.25.10 @ 6:12 am

Hahaha! I’m glad you gave yourself a good laugh.

Comment by Channon 03.25.10 @ 7:08 am

It must be in the California air! I had two back to back lacewrecks last night around 6pm. Great word, by the way 🙂

Comment by Michelle 03.25.10 @ 8:00 am

sorry that didn’t work out — back to the drawing board?

Comment by Bev 03.25.10 @ 8:47 am

Aww, come on! You can’t tease us like that! After all, we learn from each other. I don’t want other people to make the same mistakes that I did. You don’t want me to accidentally duplicate your lacewreck, do you?!

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 03.25.10 @ 8:51 am

I could use a good laugh this morning! I’m ignoring my knitting issues, hoping they go away by themselves. Funny thing though, when I check on the items in question, nothing has changed…

Comment by Ruth 03.25.10 @ 9:43 am

I love that word! Sorry you had a disaster. Good thing it was just a swatch, eh?

Comment by Kathy Sue 03.25.10 @ 10:11 am

When having a hard time with the process of a shawl, in the future, I shall remember this posting. I suppose the passion you have for the art takes over the frustrations of the creation.

I’m glad you were able to have a good laugh. Your body got a chance to relax while you did. 😉

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 03.25.10 @ 10:21 am

The mind imagines and boggles. We want photos!

Comment by Jocelyn 03.25.10 @ 10:42 am

Frog it. Right now, and have a cup of tea. Keep a record so that it does not tempt you again. Wicked pattern, that!

Comment by Holly 03.25.10 @ 11:13 am


You have our family totally addicted you know….not to the Lacewrecks, though. The cakes.
Good laughs…good times.

Comment by Andiknits 03.25.10 @ 6:44 pm

Keep that one for reference.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 03.25.10 @ 7:55 pm


Comment by Shirley 03.26.10 @ 7:45 am

You know I would love a picture of this!

Comment by Momo Fali 03.30.10 @ 5:03 pm

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