I’ve been gone for a few days, taking a well deserved break from reality! We went to Cocoa Beach and then on a short cruise to the Bahamas. It was such a relaxing get away! I brought along my spooky socks to work on if I had some downtime. I had put them in a small canvas bag and also put my Nook, the boarding passes & passports. No problem! I knitted a little almost every night except the last night on the ship. That night we were re-packing and getting everything ready for the next morning and of course as it happens on every vacation you leave with more than you originally had. So I placed a few more things into my little canvas bag…no problem! We got off the ship fairly early & headed home. Halfway home I decided to take out my knitting and do a few rows. Well, apparently at some point a needle or two slipped out of my work!!
OMG I was so upset! I had no clue what to do. I mean this probably happened to me before but I always had my mom to help me! I just sat there and stared at it! I even had tears in my eyes! Ok, so I said to myself, let’s try to fix this, if I can’t I will just undo it all & start over. I decided to unravel a few rows until I reached the spot where the colors changed. I figured that would be kind of easy to see the stitches. I was in the car, with the motion of the car, and didn’t have the right glasses so I got really frustrated & just put the stitches on the needles. I know it wasn’t right & there were still dropped stitches everywhere but I couldn’t do it in the car. I put it back into the canvas bag until I got home. Once I got home & settled & had my knitting light & the right glasses I undid a couple more rows and picked up the stitches. I THINK I did it correctly. I was really nervous because I really didn’t know where the rows began anymore but I knew the pattern (which was simple) and counted backwards from there. Once I had the correct number of stitches on each needle I knitted a few rows.
I think it looks ok. I’m not sure if I did it right or should have done something differently but it looks ok now. whew! I think I’m going to sign up for a class on how to fix mistakes at my yarn store. I don’t want to go through that again!!
So other than that, before we left I worked a little on my Leftover Afghan because I felt like I had abandoned it. It is almost done. I think maybe another 12 inches & I will be binding it off! :-)