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Old 06-01-2007, 09:53 AM   #341
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I think I'm about halfway done with my section... it's amazing how quickly it's going considering how many stitches it is. I suppose contemplating 3 inches is a lot easier that the idea of knitting a whole blanket all by yourself!

Major panic last night though... I dropped a stitch and it ran all the way down into REVS' section before I noticed. Thank goodness for crochet hooks though. I got the stitch all the way back up again, and I can't even tell where the run was.

I feel like kind of a dope. I knew I should have put a lifeline in before I started. I mean, it's one thing to mess up my own knitting, but I would've been very & if I'd messed up sombody elses.

Whew!
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Old 06-01-2007, 11:09 AM   #342
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At the risk of sounding stupid, what is a lifeline and how do you do it?

Actually, I think I do know what it is, based on the reason indicated for it's use, but how do you do it, just run a length of yarn through the existing stitches that are on the needle when you receive it?
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Originally Posted by Rennagayle View Post
At the risk of sounding stupid, what is a lifeline and how do you do it?
There are no stupid questions!

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Actually, I think I do know what it is, based on the reason indicated for it's use, but how do you do it, just run a length of yarn through the existing stitches that are on the needle when you receive it?
You've got the idea. Use a smooth yarn that's not going to shed. I usually use a yarn that's thinner than the one the work is on, so if I'm knitting with worsted weight, I'd use a DK or sport weight for the lifeline so the stitches wouldn't get distorted. Just thread it on a darning needle and then run it through the stitches on the needles.

Caveats: If there are stitch markers on the work, run the lifeline under them, not through them (go ahead, ask me how I figured that out. ). Be careful on the first row after a lifeline that you don't knit it into the next row.

It takes a little getting used to, but it can really save your sanity!
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Thanks, AnreeAce! I think I've got it, and I'll remember to pay special attention to stitchmarkers if they're there.
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Old 06-02-2007, 12:48 AM   #345
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You are one beeezy woman, Sandy!
I just realized you were saying BUSY, not BREEZY!
(I guess I really AM an airhead!)

Good save on the dropped stitch in the blanket, Andrea! You're GOOD!

(And just be glad it didn't run all the way back to the beginning!)
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(And just be glad it didn't run all the way back to the beginning!)
You'd have gottten a frantic phone call from me if it had!

I'm glad my husband wasn't here... he gets nervous when I curse at my knitting and demand to know why it's defying me. Not sure why, but he seems to think that something I do for fun should never upset me. Silly!

There's a hockey game on TV this afternoon, I should be able to get quite a bit done.
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Old 06-02-2007, 04:10 PM   #347
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Sandy,

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Originally Posted by Rennagayle You are one beeezy woman, Sandy!
I just realized you were saying BUSY, not BREEZY!
(I guess I really AM an airhead!)
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Sandy,

Originally Posted by Shandeh View Post
I just realized you were saying BUSY, not BREEZY!
(I guess I really AM an airhead!)

Good save on the dropped stitch in the blanket, Andrea! You're GOOD!

(And just be glad it didn't run all the way back to the beginning!)
You made my smile biiiiiiiiiiiig (as my DD would say)
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What a cute e-mote ... reminds me of Serta sheep junior with his braces.
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