Monday, June 15, 2009


Oh my god.  Ohmygodohmygodohmygod.


What?!  Oh my god.

Oh. My. God.                          Ohmygod.

Do you see it?!

Oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god look look look LOOOK look!

Oh my god.  There's a hole.  There's a hole in my lace!!!!!

Oh my god.  What do I do?  What do I DOOOOOOO?!

How?  Why?    ... HOW?!


How? .... Why?HOW?!

::gulp::  help me.


  1. Oh no! The last time I had a hole like that in my knitting, it was because my cat got to it. Is the yarn broken or does it look more like dropped stitches? I fixed my hole by basically darning it shut, but I don't know if that helps you with the lace!

  2. Dude, I just about forgot to breathe looking at that. I'm no help to you here... my typical response is a rage that spooks both husband and cat and makes them leave the room quietly, backing up slowly. Then I rip back with cold and furious determination if it's not just a dropped stitch.

  3. The first thing to do is go and cry, take a nap and pretend that you don't feel like you entire life has been ruined by this occurance. Then, with that completed, I beleive that Tina's assessment is correct. Ripping back and re-knitting that part is the only solution. I am aware that this sucks even more because you have already knitted the border for this part, and will have to rip that out too. My deepest and most sincere commiserations.

  4. OMG! Oh, you already said that.

    That a pretty big hole you got there. I fear ripping back will be necessary.

  5. Dude! Yikes! Catch the stitches and see if it looks like anything familiar to the pattern. You could put in a life line at that row and make that the end and redo the edge or try to re-knit that part from where it is. It may take awhile but I know for a fact (practice makes perfect) that you can get it back together!!!

  6. A decrease that didn't take? Broken yarn? Evil squirrels?

    I agree that you will need to rip back and fix it. I suggest trying to install a life line before you rip. Chocolate also might help.


  7. Oh damn. Is this before or after the washing?

    Yep, I agree with everyone else - go cry and come back to it tomorrow or later in the day. Or week.

    Then see what you can do - put in a lifeline and rip back to before the hole and re-knit, or see if you can figure out where in the pattern that hole is, put the stitches onto the needles, and knit up, and then graft it.

    Yikes, my sympathies.


    Oh, it's not a joke?

    It's funny anyway.

    But I'm your sister. I can say things like that. Besides, I already called you at midnight last night to talk you down from the ledge. I'm allowed to laugh now. :)

  9. Shhhhhooooooot. That really, really sucks. My advice would only be a repeat of that given.

    I know you'll make it fabulous again - you will.

    Get yourself some Ben & Jerry's first, though. An entire pint. And don't share.

  10. Uh-oh.

    And then I read your sister's comment and cackled like a madwoman.

    But I feel for ya.

    Is it at the very beginning?? Maybe if you dropped something, you can sort of find it and stitch around here and there and catch it all up. Won't keep that lovely lacey pattern though. But then you can put that end in the back. Or down your jacket or something.

    The "right" thing to do is RIP RIP RIP, but do we always have to do what is right??

    Good luck with it!

  11. That gotta sting.

    I have no technical tips...except that high cocoa mass tends to soothe.