You guys, I think I did it. I’m categorizing myself as cautiously optimistic right now.
QA and troubleshooting (of very technical things) have been a huge part of my career. I’m a smart person. And this is yarn, not open-heart surgery. So I put on my big girl pants, went over to my friend Leigh’s studio, and worked through it. Leigh set out her Knitting Goddess, as she calls it — made and given to her by Piper Murakami — and fed me chocolate cupcakes. The only drink present was water. I knitted a small swatch with this I-cord treatment at each end, and I studied it — both on the needle and off — to see what the live stitches should look like. And then I took a deep breath and I ripped. Six rows.
At this point, it’s back on the needles, I’m breathing normally again, and I’ve knitted one right-side and one wrong-side row. Everything appears to be ok. I’m hoping that holds true as I forge ahead, and that it’s not a temporary illusion. But I felt compelled to post this addendum — the uplifting second act — as the final post of 2012.
Happy New Year! And thanks for all your support.
Hooray! Happy New Year, indeed!
Those big girl pants work almost every time.
I could hear your voice in my head, egging me on.
Glad you managed to fix it :D And I agree, big girl pants are a miracle cure for a lot of things.
Happy new year Karen!! I can see you and I have both worked through some serious frogging dramas with our end of year projects… and won through! YAY for big girl pants – and a new knitting year!
Whew!!!! ;) If anyone was going to figure this out, it was going to be you. What a relief. Congratulations!
Happy New Year, Karen!
I love how you describe the patience, care, and breathing you did while slowly reworking this section. Great lessons learned, my friend!
congrats! I love that knitting goddess :) BTW I got the tote & postcard & love them. (blogged the other day if you didn’t catch it) Thank you so much! The tote is already full of yarny goodness.
Oh, I missed that! Off to look. But so glad you like it.
Great photo! http://joyfulwise.com/2012/12/26/gifts/
Thanks, everybody. I’m hoping for some quality time with it this afternoon. (After today’s Extreme Studio Makeover chores are done.) I hope you’re all having a pleasant day!