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A lot of the fiber arts I enjoy are things like tatting, netmaking, chair caning, and even weaving, where people will come up to me when I demonstrate and solemnly tell me, "That's a lost art."

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13 September 2011

Spot the Repair

The horizontal threads are in the same position.

This is the only knitting I touched since I brought it home. I was afraid if I stepped away from it, I would convince myself it was too hard.

It actually got harder as I worked my way up to the top of the hole, when I had to CONNECT ALL THE THINGS, sewing the patch I had created to the unbroken stitches around and above it.

I commented on Facebook, "People who think I'm such a super lace genius are not familiar with my method, which is DO IT EVERY POSSIBLE WRONG WAY FIRST."

That line might make people laugh, but so many times I reached the end of a row, only to realize I had made a mistake two rows back that only became obvious when I tried to go on to the third row, and couldn't.

As a project, this was both satisfying and hair-pulling-outingly frustrating. I am pretty happy with the end result, but wow. Getting there was no picnic. I was happy to do it for a friend, but I would not do this for any amount of money!

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12 Comments:

Blogger Becky said...

Wow, that is amazing! You are a wizard :)

8:16 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

You're a champion! This is a stellar repair.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

ah yes, the things we do for love that we wouldn't do for money! You did a fabulous job. But it feels really good doesn't it?

8:18 AM  
Blogger Roxie said...

Take yourself out for chocolate eclairs and brandy! No, really - this demands a celebration. You totally rock!

9:39 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

*Bows down to your prowess*

THAT IS AMAZING.

I've dropped stuff down and reworked, but not like that.

BRAVA!!!!!!!!!

10:07 AM  
Blogger Marguerite said...

Totally impressed. I vote for the super lace genius theory.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Rose Red said...

No matter what you say, you are an awesome amazing lace genius person! I would never be abLe to do that for love or for money!

8:07 PM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

That is some serious wow factor. I am VERY impressed (although not at all surprised that you could do it). I do know what you mean about making mistakes as a part of the learning process - it certainly seems to be how I get things done :)

11:44 PM  
Blogger Olivia said...

just...wow.

5:16 AM  
Blogger Virginia said...

That is really amazing! I'm deeply impressed with your mad skillz. (whether or not you did it every possible wrong way first, you still got it done, and beautifully)

4:45 PM  
Blogger Jejune said...

You still persevered and finished it, and did grown-up stuff! You deserve CAKE and PIE!!! \o/

10:05 PM  
Blogger catsmum said...

that calls for massive amounts of chocolate - and, maybe, a Baileys too.
stellar job.
I would've just handed it back with a 'nope'

7:48 PM  

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