It must have been prescience…

I know the theory of lifelines, but rarely effect the practice. Sometimes I put one in for the first pattern or two, but soon get fed up and lapse. I’ve never actually had the need of one, so it has been easy to be lax about it.

For the Butternut Scarf, I put one in after the first full pattern but having found it a straightforward knit, didn’t bother thereafter. Except, I put one in  at the half way point, more or less when I put the project to sleep for a while.

Why? No idea! I just did.

Anyway, the scarf is up and running again and I had done the first 11 rows of the first 24 row repeat after the midway point. I stopped to admire it.

Something was wrong. Surely the pattern looked a little… odd?

Well. There are fifteen repeats in this scarf. The half way point is at seven and a half repeats, of course. Except when I began again, I began at Row 1. I had missed out half a full repeat.

I had to rip out eleven rows of cobweb weight lace.

Thank the $deity I had a lifeline in. The chances of that happening must be less than 1 in 10 for my projects.

Prescience! and a valuable lesson. Expect to see more lifelines in my work from here on.

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Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Where do all these yawning gaps come from? Aha – this time I have the answer – I have been busy updating Scattered Thoughts! After a couple of very long posts, time and energy were lacking for coming here to write and as little else had happened other than a shopping delivery or two, it seemed unimportant.Also spending far too much time at Facebook, which I am trying to give up but it keeps onContinue readingHere, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

The Cold Light of Day

The Cold Light of Day

Nell’s excessive drinking and urination have ramped up considerably. Hence I was outside at a little past 2 am this morning, by which time the car was already covered in a sparkling frost. On the 6 am toilet run, the world was looking fairly well white all over (as viewed through the window from my bed, that is). When we first came house-hunting around here there was snow on the ground (apparently a once inContinue readingThe Cold Light of Day

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

It’s mass migration time! #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #thelockdowndash

October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM

An interesting morning. Up and at ’em we went to Intermarché to fuel up and to buy some food for when we arrive home. They were queuing outside the door for what appeared to be controlled entry. There were queues for fuel too. “We’re not that desperate” we said and set off for home. It… Continue reading October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM

One Comment

  1. January 8, 2009

    You only need them once, to convince you of how useful they are!

    Glad it was less awful than it could have been 🙂

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