Tragedy on the High Seas

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!!

EEK!!

EEK!!

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.

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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!  🙂

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