Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Great Spring Staycation: Day 9

You may have noticed, there hasn't been a tonne of knitting on this staycation. In fact, I didn't knit a stitch on Thursday or Friday. I only put a couple rows on Missandei last night.

So I decided the last day of vacation would be mostly devoted to knitting. Because I had a bit of a hiccup to tackle on Sherlock.
It was looking pretty good. I had almost six inches done from the underarms, so I gave it another try on.... yeah.... it wasn't going to work. I'd set aside too many stitches for the sleeves, so it just wasn't going to work on my ample upper body.

So....
... a whole lot of yarn spaghetti. But don't worry, it looks worse than it really is. I only need to rip back to where I split for the sleeves. And the Stray Cat holds it's shape very well, so it was was easy to put all the stitches back on the needle without losing any.

And once it was back on the needle, I worked back across the row, taking nine stitches from each sleeve and adding them to the fronts. I also added five extra stitches to each underarm - just to play it safe.

And in no time...
I was back on track. It will only take a few evenings of knitting to get back to where I was. No biggie!

7 comments:

Araignee said...

Whew!

Dee said...

You have to love a yarn that holds its shape.

Glad you were able to get back on track fairly easily. :-)

kathy b said...

Much the same going on here. I had to frog my cashmere mittens. The afterthought thumb was a disaster and I want to start over. >They may morph into a fingerless glove however. Not sure yet. but they will be MINE so I better like them

Minding My Own Stitches said...

That IS a lot of yarn spaghetti. Thank goodness you didn't need to go back through any colour work and good thing you tried it on!!

WildflowerWool said...

Too bad you had to pull out but glad you are back on track

Nancy Kay said...

Glad you took all the frogging in stride. I don't like to do it!! But if it means the difference between wearing and not wearing it...well, frogging you go! It's looking good, for sure.

Rachelle said...

Definitely better to check now rather than when you reach the hem!