Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Dropped stitches

The thought of a dropped stitch is normally enough to make almost any knitter freak out.  It is our worry.  If I drop a stitch, will I be able to pick it up?  Worse yet, will I be able to fix the pattern at that spot? or will I be forced to tink it back?  Even worse, you don't notice the drop stitch until you go to block the item and then are left with a huge hole, can it be fixed?  Luckily I've only read about the last situation!  But, in the Clapotis dropped stitches are a good thing! Here is my first column of dropped stitches!

It felt like such an accomplishment.  The increasing rows were over and now I'm starting to get a glimpse of the finished product (mind you I still have a lot to go).  Knox wanted to get in on the fun too!

It feels like the knitting is just slow going right now, maybe that is because of school, or maybe it is just in my head.   Anyway, I finished the gusset decreases on my socks and am working on the foot, so I will show you that soon too!  Happy knitting! (or crafting! or maybe I should just say have a super day glorifying Him!)

9 comments:

ashpags said...

Lookin' good! And can I vote for all of the above in that last sentence? =)

Jennifer said...

The funny thing about knitting the clapotis is that after awhile you have to force the stitches to drop. Then you realize that what Elizabeth Zimmerman says is true. They only drop so far and then you can fix it. Enjoy your day and praise God it's a beautiful one.

Tiffany said...

Aren't the dropped stitches great!! I just love that you get to do them on purpose. It looks great so far.

Stacy said...

It's looking good! I can't wait to see the final product on you!

Rebecca Jo said...

I have a shawl that I had to drop the stitches back. Let me tell you - it took ALOT of time to pull out the stitches all the way!!!

I'm also getting ready to start that pattern - you've got me anxious to start now!!!

Bea said...

Pretty!

Alison Boon said...

It must take a bit of getting over the dropped stitches syndrome. Looks great.

Wool Winder said...

I was a brand new knitter when Clapotis was first out. I couldn't bring myself to knit it back then, knowing I would need to drop stitches on purpose. That was what I was trying to learn NOT to to.

Robin said...

Dropping the stitches is your special treat for getting each set of rows done! It looks lovely!