Monday, March 28, 2011

Where have all the stitches gone?


I've just discovered that three quarters of the way in to making a crochet shrug I've lost nine stitches. It's easier to do than it sounds, because the wool I'm using is very wavy and it's hard to see where the stitches are.

Now I'm going to have to undo maybe half of my crocheting and redo it.

If I ever finish it it should look like this.



Except for being a totally different colour.

The weather is far too warm to wear it now so it might not get worn till the autumn. Maybe I just ought to buy some string and make some string bags instead.

13 COMMENTS:

Simon Kewin said...

I wish I could help but I'm struggling. Have you looked under the sofa? Everything else seems to end up there.

fairyhedgehog said...

Simon, plenty of dust bunnies but no stitches!

stacy said...

Well, it looks very nice, at any rate!

Old Kitty said...

Is there a reward for finding these stitches?!!? ;-)

Awwww the shawl looks better with a bit of colour - the pale and pasty one is ok but your lovely vibrant shawl is miles better and cheery-er!!!

You can make string bags too!?!??! WOW!!

Take care
x

MorningAJ said...

I can account for three of them - they turned up in my knitting.

fairyhedgehog said...

stacy, thank you. The edges curved in though and it wasn't going to work. It's back in balls again now waiting for me to try again.

Kitty, no reward, just good karma! They are nice colours if I ever get it made up again!

Richard N said...

I think "Balls" just about covers it... :-(

Phoenix said...

Oh, it does look nice and cozy! And some people actually plan in flaws so things look more handmade. So from here on out, you planned to lose those stitches, OK?

And since you're so handy at making things, can you make me look like that model, please? Thank you.

fairyhedgehog said...

Richard, too right!

Phoenix, it will be cozy when I remake it - it's all back in balls now. I don't think I could pass off one sleeve being 2 inches shorter than the other as all part of the charm!

jjdebenedictis said...

Oh, that sucks--it's so pretty! (Seriously, I love those colours, and your work looks so much nicer than the "finished" photograph does.)

Sylvia said...

My grandmother always made me pull out everything until I had the right number of stitches again. I remember crocheting the same scarf three times until I finally worked out that the best option was not to show it to her at all.

That's a gorgeous shrug and I hope you finish it!

Whirlochre said...

As long as you know how many you've lost you can add them on at the end.

fairyhedgehog said...

jj, thank you! I do intend to remake it, this time checking the stitch count as I go. I need a bit of a breather first!

Sylvia, I had to endlessly remake a knitted dishcloth at school when I got it wrong! I don't usually bother these days but I'd gone too far wrong this time.

Whirl, now you say it it seems so obvious!

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