Friday, November 30, 2007

Oh, Lifeline!?!

I like knitting lace. That's probably obvious. But I also like lifelines. I usually put one in about every ten rows. But for some reason, that hasn't seemed necessary with Honeybee. I was about 110 rows in when I realized I hadn't put one in at all! I immediately corrected that.... and immediately forgot about it again. At row 217 (well into the second section, the Bee Swarm), I realized that a stitch had dropped down several rows, during which little trip it had separated into it's previously "K2tog" two stitches. Well, I got out my handy crochet hook, and worked it back together and up. I'm not absolutely sure I got it back perfectly, but it's close enough that, in Honeybee's current unblocked state, I cant't find it again.

And I tried to photograph all this, but really, the whole thing pretty much resembles, in Rabbitch's words, boiled ass, so it was really hard to even see the dropped stitches!

I'm trying to decide whether I should move that lifeline.....

In other news -- the first winter storm of the season is supposed to be heading this way. Since I had planned on staying in tomorrow to put up Christmas decorations, make bourbon balls, and maybe cook up some Italian Beef in the crockpot, this shouldn't affect my plans. Unless.... they're predicting more ice than snow here and the last ice storm caused massive power outages. I'm thinking positive thoughts!

Actually, if this storm doesn't appear, I may have to go out tomorrow and invest in a space heater. My downstairs living room is pretty chilly. I've had a couple people recommend EdenPure heaters, and they do sound amazing, but they're a little more (okay, quite a bit more) than I had planned on spending. And even the smaller one claims to heat 300 square feet, which seems like a bit of overkill. Any suggestions?

5 comments:

Chris said...

Sorry, nothing to offer about space heaters... but I would put another lifeline in just in case!! Glad you were able to come back from that dropped stitch without ripping.

Amysatx said...

Hey! We did it! Congrats on posting for the 30 days! Italian beef in the slow cooker? Sounds like a recipe worth posting!

Steven said...

I'll leave comments on heaters to your northern readers. Today, we put on shorts and decorated the tree!

Stay warm!

Linda the Sister said...

They won't let me have a space heater at work, which is where I need one. At home I have lots of blankets, a laptop and two cats to keep me warm.

Rebekah - Knit Knack said...

So did you get the bad weather, my sister said her daughter's school was cancelled Monday from the ice.