Wednesday, June 10, 2015

yarn along: bust

Sigh.  This week has been a total reading and knitting bust.  So is it a Yarn Along post if you are not yarning along? 

I dropped a couple stitches in my shawl and I can't figure out how to pick it up because of the pattern, so I'm heartbrokenly unknitting at least five rows.  This will be (has been already) several hours of unknitting.  I sat for more than an hour fiddling with the dropped stitches to see if I could draw them upward but when I couldn't, I muttered a few angry words, clenched my teeth and starting working backward. 

Then I got a notice that All the Light We Cannot See is due back at the library and I can't renew it, probably because there are several other holds on it.  I didn't realize that was the policy for our library system but it wouldn't have mattered because I couldn't have finished a book of that magnitude in just four weeks.  I had finally gotten far enough into it that I was so disappointed! So instead of waiting through the 30 holds on the hard copies I finally had a reason to figure out the ebook feature through our library.  Only two people ahead of me there!  

So basically I have stepped  jumped backward compared to last week.  Ah well, such is life.  I should be pleased that I have these kinds of knitting weeks more rarely than I used to!  
Still listening to Sense and Sensibility on CraftLit and picking up Monster in the Hollows again!
I'm joining Ginny's Yarn Along post as I usually do on Wednesdays!


  1. How frustrating on both counts! Unknitting is terrible, especially when it takes two nights or more to get back to where you were before! Hope you fare better this week. It can only get better, right?!

  2. well, such is the life of a knitter, i guess! i hope you'll be back on track soon and enjoy the rest of the knit! :)

  3. I am sad you have to undo knitting, but if you want company, I have done it many many many times in the past. It's what knitters do. Good luck and hopefully you will be back to where you were and then some.

  4. I spent quite a bit of my vacation unknitting rows that I had messed up. Very frustrating! But, I am ever so cautious now!! :) My reading has been slow too. Must just be the season. Same with my library book only I was out of state when it was due and didn't know I couldn't renew it! so i'm late...
    Hope you are enjoying your week!

  5. I really have thought of myself as a process knitter, but every single time I have to tink back I become very upset. I am so sorry you have had to do some unraveling, darn that stitch for not staying where it's suppose to. Just look at it this way, you get to knit a little longer.
    Good for you in figuring out how to use the library ebook thing, I haven't.

  6. That is disappointing! I hate ripping back rows. I spend the rest of the day glowering over life ;) Have a good rest of the week!

  7. I really dislike taking out my knitting, in a way I feel kind of sad taking out all of those rows. :) I quickly read the book All The Light We Cannot See because there was so many people wanted to read it also. I actually enjoyed the book, different than what I hoped but still a good book. Hope you have a great week!