Friday, January 23, 2009

Those final 5 rows take forever!

I am so close to finishing the Hemlock Ring Blanket! I've been working on the last 5 rows since Tuesday!

Tuesday, 5 rows from the cast off (which I imagine will take a while with so many stitches) I broke my cable to my needles. Yep! It was exciting. I was sitting on my sons bed watching StarDust with him when it broke. I did my best to not freak out and loose all those stitches. I hollered for a circular needle, any circular needle STAT! Joy #2 ran to my room and brought me one back before things got ugly. Now that I think about it, I'm pretty impressed he knew what a circular was. I didn't drop many stitches but I didn't have anything big enough to use to finish up the knitting.

The next day I was able to borrow a large, cable for my Boyd Knitting set from Sandra and was back on track.

Last night I managed to complete 2.5 whole rows at knit night. Now I've got 2.5 left to knit. It's all straight knitting from here and then the cast off. I hope to finish knitting on Saturday and block on Sunday!

I'm so glad I took the plunge on this one. I think I'm gonna love it! Next up I'm going to make so V-Day Presents for my Joy's. Another pair of socks for Joy #2 and a bag for Joy #1.


Debbie said...

Glad you're back on track with the blanket. I just know you're going to love it! Hmmm, I'm not so sure that H would know what to run and get for me in that sort of disaster....maybe we should start having household fire drills, only different!

leah said...

That sounded so scary! I can't wait to see it all finished!

Ellen said...

Yikes! I'm glad you didn't lose a ton of stitches!

cinnamongirl93 said...

That's the kind of thing that happens to me too. Good thing you DD knew right where to find the needles.

Wool Winder said...

I was holding my breath until I read you managed to save the stitches!