Thursday, August 21, 2008

Final Frantic Stretch!

Some of you have asked me how was I coming along on my Ravelympics skirt. Thanks so much for caring or just being curious! ;o)

Well yesterday during my lunch hour I had a hiccup/trip on the race track!

I was plugging away on Row 8 of my lace section which is supposed to look like this:

But then noticed this one very weird spot: WITW is this?!?! A HOLE!!!!

Apparently I dropped some stitches along the way...I am thinking maybe where my needles were being held together while traveling in my knit bag??? Or possibly dropped a YO and didn't realize it....

Here was my attempt in fixing it, but those K3togs and YO made it hard to patch things up:Ur uh um yeah...it looks like crap!! I can't go out like that! Haha!

I had to RIP back!!! Thank goodness for lifelines!!! Don't ever hate on the dental floss! ;opSo I wasn't too upset as I wasn't that far along......but still!

Weeeeeeell after the emergency fix this treat was DEFINITELY in order!!! Venti!! (I never get that size)Back to sprinting to the finish line frantically!! huff puff huff

So forgive me if I get ghost on ya!! :o) I gotta get my gold!

25 Comments:

  1. Dawn said...
    Don't you hate when that happens. Your skirt is really coming along. Goodluck getting your gold.
    kim said...
    You know, I've read about it, but I have never thought to actually use a lifeline. How smart of you! It looks great so far.
    Renee said...
    I'm sorry about the set back, but I know you can make it to the finish line - go, Stacey, go! I finished my Back to School Vest and I am an inch or so into the Baby Surprise Jacket. Wish me luck!
    Cas... said...
    Make it work gurl! Make it work!

    You are getting so close to your goal I can just see the medal hanging around your neck! Work it OUT!
    gold said...
    Glad you were able to fix it!!I can't wait to see it finish.
    Channon said...
    Looking good! Fixing lace is hard... but I've had some practice because I foolishly don't bother with lifelines! Can't wait to see the FO!

    Go girl, GO!
    Michelle said...
    OHH bummer! thank God for lifelines! I like the mint floss! LOL
    Blanche Knits in DC said...
    Lifelines. I had no idea. Oh you are my new favorite knitting friend, because that's an amazing idea!

    I know you can finish that skirt for the 'lmypics :)
    Judy said...
    Oops!! Keep the faith! (I'm currently behind schedule with my project!)
    Robin said...
    Go Stacey, Go Stacey!! Good call on the lifeline - I think I made the exact same mistake on my skirt.
    Chrispy said...
    Bummers. I am sure you know ut check the errata and plan for lots of time on that bind off. It takes forever. I thought I would be done in no time but it eats yarn and time.
    Adrienne said...
    Get your gold girl get your gold!!! LOL
    NikkiJ said...
    Your dental floss IS cracking me up but it saved you this time. Ever consider crochet thread? It dosn't smell as good but....

    Keep trucking, gurl.
    Jeanine said...
    Yessss. I has a similiar problem the other day while working on my Ravelympics project. I also had to rip back a few. Glad to see you got it back up and running.
    Sheila said...
    When I saw the hole I GASP! but glad you had your lifeline in place. Thanks for the dental floss trick.

    Umm excuse me Missy is that a frappuccino Frosting my screen...lol
    Pajnstl said...
    life lines? I thought we were talking about knitting :-p
    Glad you were able to correct the problem :)
    StarSpry said...
    What a bummer! So glad you had a life line in there :) Good luck; I'm sure you'll be able to finish in time!! Yummy treat :)
    cici said...
    work it out girl... I'm happy to discover lifelines too! Good Luck!!
    tina said...
    I KNOW you can do it! And it is looking be-you-ti-ful.

    Never thought of dental floss for a lifeline, that is a wonderful thought, I love it! Where have I been anyway????
    Susan said...
    Get that gold gurl! Sip slowly though on the venti. You don't want shaky hands towards the end of your ravelympics stretch. lol.
    moo said...
    Your dentist must be proud! I have been otherwise detained this week. sorry not to have been more caught up...
    Shameka said...
    Ouch!! That was a nasty hole. I'm sprinting too.. Just finished the yoke on my sweater and praying that jesus will knit something for me tonight when I'm sleeping. hehe. Keep it going, hun. See you at the finish line. You can do it!!!
    tiennie said...
    Uh oh! You can still earn that gold!
    Knitaholictoo said...
    GASP! go! go! go! your gold is at hand! I never heard of that lifeline before. Do you just knit it in? Awesome tip.
    del said...
    Come on, Usain Bolt...I mean, Crimson, LOL! YOu can do it. That lifeline really came in handy, whew!

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