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Thursday, August 21, 2008


DisSqualified: first WIP opponent in the olympic KAL: WIPWrestling event!

Due to cumulative penalties of False Start, Stalling, and several Illegal Moves including a Full Nelson and a Scissor Hold, our initial nemesis was banished when the final violation of unsportsmanlike conduct & unnecessary roughness occurred!

The Whistle Blows and Opponent #2 makes its appearance on the Mat (erm, needles).

There’s no crying in wrestling, my dears, and we’re off with a new yarn and several tweaks to the knitting and pattern. Even though there’s a deadline, we’ve had to go right back to Row 1!

And I’m glad :)

Designing something combines both theory and practice and sometimes (ha, many times) the two do not MERGE in an expected way and the item simply must be reknit. Case in point here: discovering too late into the making of the bodice that a fundamental process needed a slight change that would make or break the look of the project.

Problem: adjustment needs to begin from the start of the piece. Rip or Ignore?

Well actually, abandon ;p.

Deadlines allow for no rewinds at this pace: the original yarn will be recycled later and used for something else down the line but now is basically given a smokin’ time out.

And then it’s right back on the mat with #2!

And it’s a lucky break! The second yarn choice is a marvelous improvement: better stitch evenness and definition, easier hand and tension.

And, believe it or not, I’m really enjoying myself once again :)

4 responses to “Thursday, August 21, 2008”

  1. Barbara-Kay says:

    And cheers rise up from the knowledgeable crowd!

  2. CindyCindy says:

    And, cheers rise up from the rest of us:-)

  3. meg says:

    I like a sport where you always win! =)

  4. Lacy says:

    Full steam ahead and don’t look back. You can do it, you can do it…. yeah team. Yeah, Bonne Marie!!!

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