Red scarf project

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April 29, 2009

Cat Bullet

Oops

Filed under: Hobbies and Obsessions — Cat @ 9:03 am

Coming in for a nose rub

Well, best laid plans, and all of that.

The Taos stole is completed, all ends woven in, but is not blocked yet. Soon, I hope, but must rescue the laundry drying facility guest room from the masses of hopefully dry laundry so that I can find a flat surface big enough to block the stole.

In the meantime, I’m continuing to focus on “serial monogamy” and am working on a lace project. As I was knitting along last night, I came to a !#@^!#$ knot in my yarn. Said knot was positioned about three inches from the terminal end of a very long row. Normally, when I find a knot, I unpick the row and cut the yarn tail (re-starting the row with the yarn after the knot). I started to do this, but then stopped. Each row is 361 stitches and it had been a very complex pattern row (for those who are curious, it was p3tog, leave on left needle, yo, p3tog through those same stitches and then remove from left needle – for the whole row!) *pause for gasps of horror*

I decided to try something that I’ve never done before – called a spit splice. For non-washable animal fibers, you can spit on the two ends and then join them together by applying heat and friction (generally by rubbing on your jeans-covered leg). I’ve never done this, because, frankly, the idea of spitting on my knitting project is pretty gross. However, desperate times, desperate measures.

I did, however, decide that I was going to dunk the ends in a glass of water, not spit.

Having properly (and hygenically) hydrated the two ends, and twisted them together, I proceeded to rub it up and down my leg. Lo and behold, the two ends felted together into a practically invisible join!!! I was so pleased. I gave it an experimental tug or two and it seemed to be sturdy. Happily, I started to continue along the row.

And then came to a screeching halt when I discovered that I had just spit-spliced the end of the yarn to the cast on tail (rather than the working end of the yarn…)

pitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patter

4 Comments »

  1. Even I – a non-knitter – can related to that. :lol:

    Comment by Dave — April 29, 2009 @ 2:56 pm
  2. Ahh! “The best laid plans of mice and men.” Or something like that….

    Comment by Mom — April 29, 2009 @ 3:58 pm
  3. How funny. I don’t know how many times that darn tail has got me in trouble.

    Comment by cheryl — April 29, 2009 @ 8:07 pm
  4. Oh crap! Been there, done that!

    Comment by Nachaele Olson — May 1, 2009 @ 8:40 am

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