Monday, March 17, 2008

Off to the Frog Pond!

I cast on all 296 stitches for the hem and started knitting. My circular needles were new and quite curly-wurly and it was hard to straighten them out properly (can you see where this is going yet?) but I struggled along merrily. It was good Saturday-night-whilst-watching-a-film sort of knitting and it progressed well.

The next day, after running the Hastings 1/2 marathon, I picked it up to do a little light knitting whilst I had a short rest. The twisting wouldn't straighten out and that's when I realised - yes, it was totally twisted when I joined and I was making a Mobius Strip! Oh dear. I twisted and turned it thinking I couldn't have been so daft but I had to accept it and so it was that rather than knitting yesterday afternoon I was ripping.

I didn't cast-on again last night and had a couple of glasses of wine instead to numb the pain!


Knittings Nice! said...

Oh no...poor you...thats such an easy thing to do though...good idea with the wine though.

Susie Hewer said...

Thanks, but you're too kind. I cast on again last night and am back to where I was before I noticed my, ahem, lapse in concentration! Btw, I looked at your blog and your Ivy League vest is lovely. You'll have no trouble doing Autumn Rose. I'm trying to ignore the fact that I'll have to do steeks. EEK!

Knittings Nice! said...

Thank you re Ivy league....and as for steeks they are so easy peasy...I wondered why I had never done them before...I just went for it with the scissors and never looked back.

Anonymous said...

I just came upon this blog so I don't know if anyone will see it, but if your plastic needles are curly you can pour boiling water over the plastic and the kink comes out immediately. Hope this helps for the future. Beautiful sweater BTW.