Monday, February 4, 2008

Leda's Dream - No Nightmare


Boy, I thought that my "Leda's Dream" stole was going to turn into "Leda's Nightmare". I had set it aside for a couple months because I was working on Christmas and Birthday gifts. But, I love this project and picked it up again, thought to myself, "should I put in a lifeline?", and promptly didn't. I was fine for 4.5 seconds, when I realized that I had flipped my charts when I converted them to my new chart board. Oops. Tink. Tink. Tink.
BTW, I'm actually about 4 times further than this photo. It's a little too dark to take a new one, though.


The funny thing is that I used to be a little bit intimated by going back. This time, I looked at it like a puzzle, and I was able to go down a couple rows to correct the yarn overs, etc. I spent almost an hour getting it fixed...but I did it. I'm pretty pleased.

7 comments:

Bea said...

It looks lovely.

Acorn to Oak said...

It's beautiful! You're amazing and you inspire me to challenge myself. I definitely need to try that lifeline trick.

Knitting Linguist said...

Congratulations! Isn't it a good feeling to know that you're able to work your way back in something this complicated? It definitely makes it less frightening to put it down and come back to it later :)

Thanks for the kind birthday words, too! The restaurant we went to is Savory, on the Carlsbad/Encinitas border (just south of the Forum on El Camino Real). We have always had a great experience there when we've gone, and the food is really good -- well worth a special trip :)

Susan Pandorf said...

Good for you! You have reached that tipping point where you begin to see how the lace "works" instead of just blindly following the directions.

When I try to tell new lace knitters you can do that, they think I'm crazy. but you really can.

Now if I could just figure out the computer...

SIGH!

Annie said...

Gorgeous! I've given up on lace so many times. Maybe one of these days it will work for me.

Holly said...

Melanie's patters are so gorgeous. That one is in my queue! I am happy you were able to tink back, but for the love of it, woman, put in a lifeline! :)

Lady Wentworth said...

always leave a lifeline, otherwise you are tempting fate! At least you can figure it out without having your brain exlode, I'm still avoiding my MS3 project because I'm afraid I'll forget a lfieline and have to rip it out. Lame exuse I know....