Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Hole Story

I still can’t figure out why, but it has been an absolutely crazy week.  I have gotten some knitting done but with various errands and things that had to be accomplished, I feel like I’ve been running since early Monday morning.  I still have some things to get done this morning, but later this afternoon, I shall begin a 36 hour knitting marathon.  I am so close to being done with my daughter’s gift and also with the Malabrigo sweater.  The Christmas blanket is still languishing.  I think I’ve done only a dozen rows on it all week.  Meh…

The Malabrigo sweater is going to look fabulous.  I did hit a small bump on Tuesday morning, although at the time it did not seem so small.  When I looked at the nearly-done sleeve I’d been working on, I saw a wretched anomaly in what was otherwise beautiful (if I do say so myself) knitting:

A hole.  O_o

There, you see?  It’s not a big hole, but any hole is not a good thing when the pattern doesn’t call for a hole in that particular spot.  Scariest thing is, I have absolutely no idea how it got there.  Everyone has made a mistake in knitting where they knew something wasn’t right.  Or if they didn’t realize their mistake, it became apparent rather quickly.  I did not see this hole until I was at least 20 rows past it.  I briefly considered committing hary-kari with one of my knitting needles…

Thankfully, I managed to restrain myself from self-destruction and mutilation until I could get over to the yarn shop and seek the advice of Lady L., who assured me that since it was so small I could easily just close it up with some extra yarn.  As Madea would say, “Halleluyer!”

And, I’m off…


  1. I hate when this happens. It's an easy fix, but it makes me feel like I'm losing it because I can never remember how it got there!

    1. Right?? Is there such a thing as "knitter's blackouts" ya think?


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