Monday, June 30, 2008

NOOOOOOOO!!!!!


I cut the wrong strand!

If I were one of my kids, this is the point at which I would come running in, crying, "Moooooommmm!"

I finished seaming Sligo, wove in the ends, and then remembered that there were supposed to be slits at the hip. So I pulled and tugged at the seam until I found the seaming yarn and carefully snipped it...and I was wrong!

What now? I have a big ol' hole growing the middle of the lace pattern and I still can't find the right strand to cut to pull out the seam! Mooooooommmmm!!!!!!

20 comments:

punkin said...

Oh!!! eek!

kmkat said...

Mr. Bill sez: "Oh, nooooooo!"

melissaknits said...

first, pin sligo onto a pillow with straight or safety pins to prevent further running.
second drink wine.
third, go to bed.
fourth, wake up, brush teeth, drink coffee, send children and spouse away. return to the safely pinned sligo. assess damage. catch all hanging stitches on holders or dpn. find seam stitch. Do not cut anything unless you are 150% sure it's the seaming yarn. Dig out leftover yarn. Determine extent of damage, and rip back in either direction from cut sufficiently to allow a 4" yarn tail on either side. Use spare yarn to repair cut area. Are you having fun yet?? I did this once in drop in for a lady who was hysterical and crying. We had to skip the wine and sleeping part, but otherwise, this is what we did. OK, repair cut bit. Find seam and DO NOT CUT. find where yarn was run in and pick back from that point - no sense tempting fate.
fifth, have another glass of wine to celebrate salvation of garment. Drink white. Red, spilled on that green, would make a huge mess.

Romi said...

Oh nooooooooooooo! :( First of all, it needs a time out. And so do you.

janet said...

Maybe super glue??

TheBlackSheep said...

You trying to give us all a heartattack?!? I started twitching just looking at the picture. That's not a nice thing to show the knitting world you know :P

Linda said...

That'll teach you to run around with scissors, missy! As for how to fix. . . I dunno!

Melissa's advice sounds spot-on. Go for it!

Tracy said...

I'd take lighter fluid and a match to it, but I think Melissa's suggestion sounds plausible.

Steph B said...

Oh my gosh, that practically had me hyperventilating. No idea how to fix, although Melissa sure sounds like she knows. I'd do it her way.
But oh, Sligo....(breathing into bag)

trek said...

I am now hyperventilating on your behalf...:O

This is why I have not steeked.

Kim said...

OMG! I'm crying for my mommy too! Melissa's advice sounds very good. I'd do what she says.

Diane2knit said...

Do exactly as Melissa says....then

I think I'd then adopt Melissa as my mommy!

sophanne said...

Seriously- How CAN it be? I have no more words left for the various knitting issues that you have had of late.

People who haven't know you long will seriously get the wrong impression.

That Melissaknits is worth her weight in gold.

Anonymous said...

can we all go to melissa next time we make a knitting boo boo?

Faith! said...

That's the most terrible thing ever! We had a sweater mailed to us once and someone used the box cutter too enthusiastically. It was rough. And yeah, I think ice cream would help!

Sharon said...

oh dear...

I love Auntie Melissa's advice! Hey, maybe she should start one of those columns, just for knitters. :D

Life's a Stitch said...

Oh Sh_t.

Fibra Artysta said...

*GASP* I can't look at it!!! Poor thing - and poor YOU!!!

Karen said...

Oh no! I hope you were able to fix this.

lori said...

I think I just dislocated my jaw in shock/horror on your behalf!! I don't have any brilliant advice at the moment but I hope it works out for you