Thursday, May 24, 2007

Rip and re-knit

Okay, so this week has been a rip and re-knit week. I was off gauge after I finished the brown pattern work on the Dale and moved into the navy solid area. What was a beautiful 6 inches to the inch jumped to 5 stitches to the inch. So 4 inches of sleeve were ripped back. More than 1/2 a skein of knitting. But I'm back past the rip point so there is progress.

And there is progress on the Forest Path Shawl. The 20 rows of garter are done (20 rows of 141 stitches each) and I am now working on the base entrelac triangles. There is progress, slow progress. But I am moving on. Time to get to the pretty part.

On a sad note, there is no hope of getting the back of my jacket back from the ship. Royal Caribbean said no luck, never found. How can you not find a beautiful piece of knitting that took at least 45 hours to knit? With 11 different colors of Koigu? I don't know if I can knit it again....It's just so sad.

It's late, time for bed.


Ana said...

I'm watching you lady!

So sorry to hear about not getting your jacket back, I hate to loose stuff.... oh well...

As far as the "rip and re-knit" remember it's the journey and I guess the final outcome. Ripping and frogging and tinking I feel are just part of the process.

Happy Knitting,

Laura said...

Royal Carribean called me yesterday to say my stuff never turned up either. I was hoping to come over here to see that yours had -- what's with that anyway? And why did it take so long to hear from them? I'm just sad.

Susan said...

I remember in the room literature they said unless it was valuables (jewelry) all left items are donated to local charities. Perhaps we all need to have someone scope out the thrift stores in Vancouver?