Thanks for the "Get Well" wishes. Now I'm under the sea of things that were ignored while I was getting better.
When I finally felt well enough to knit, I wanted a change from garter. I love garter, but sometimes there's too much garter. Right now the Modern Log Cabin is falling into this category. I had a plan. I would finish a repeat on the long ignored Celite and then get back to the baby blanket with a renewed passion. So I found the lovely Celite and started with Row 1. I got to Row 3 and realized that I had to wind the second hank of Malabrigo Lace. I found it, gently unwound the hank, put it on the swift, and carefully cut the ties. I found the end. And then I found another end. And then another end. Hmm? I picked one end and started the swift spinning. The swift came to a deadly stop. I tried to untangle and start the swift again. Whapp. Stopped again. I picked the other end and had the same outcome. Maybe this is why this hank had 3 ends? Tried the third & met the same outcome a third time. Instead of tearing through our basement screaming and spitting, I left it alone and went upstairs.
I tracked down Ava and explained the situation. "You could do it by hand," she said. That's what Ravelry Malabrigo Junkie's forum suggested. After the kids were in bed, I poured a big glass of wine and bought the hank into the family room. I picked, untangled, strategized, and cussed. Finally I admitted that I'm a beaten woman. It isn't that the hank is tangled, but the yarn sticks. It will get stuck so I'll have to pull pretty hard to get the yarn out of it's pickle. I'm going to estimate that it would take hours to complete the task. And then it would probably look ravaged.
Body Bag Shot
- Find the color & finish the wrap.
- Fuck the wrap. Order 2 Malabrigo skeins in another color & make the Whisper Cardigan from the latest Interweave's. (Make sure that the vendor handles the center-pull action)
- Find the color, finish the wrap, order 2 more skeins, make the Cardigan too.
Help my friends.