This week I’ve been slowly working on my Muki Crafts cowl … yes I’m still going. Unfortunately with my foggy head I find knitting really hard so am a lot slower than crochet, but I refuse to give in.
Sally made us some apple crumble cakes this week – they were DELICIOUS! Yum.
But this post isn’t about my inner strength to finish this project … or even to not eat the whole batch of these scrummy cakes (I had three in the end) … no … I managed to snap my needles in half!
Granted they were an old pair of 5.5mm from the charity shop (a 50p bargain!) … but both of them snapped so easily as I was putting my knitting in my bag after knit and natter. The quick thinking ladies around me dug out a spare set for me while I desperately tried to save the stitches. Two had been dropped. And one of those had dropped several rows as well! Eeeeep. Time to learn how to pick up stitches when they’re a mix of knits and purls! I made sure the stitches were all secure and then waited until I got home to try and save the dropped ones.
Once home I grabbed a crochet hook and began to look at the knitting … one stitch had slipped down two rows and the other had just gone the one row, so it wasn’t too bad. I began looking closely at the stitches around the dropped stitch to figure which way I needed to pull the yarn up. I’m still not 100% sure I did it correctly, but I have 88 stitches on the needle again and it’s not too noticeable … I know where the dropped stitches were but can you guess? The stitches are a little tighter there at the moment, but I’ve read that should be sorted when I knit the next row.
Phew crisis averted! Time to get this cowl finished before my hulk strength hits again.