Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tuesday Report

First a last little bit of business from my trip.

RT is peering over a ledge, looking straight down from where I spent four full days sitting on a very hard wood bench.

My seat was on the far left in that window that’s closed. Why am I showing you this crap? Because my cell phone slipped off the ledge on Friday and fell the whole way down. BOOM!

Fortunately, all I had to do was replace my SIM card and battery and it was good as new. Small pockmark on the side, but yikes, that was scary!

In other news, here’s a pic or two of my first Cables & Corrugation sock. I’ll save the full photo shoot for when the pair is finished, but here’s the small cable mistake that I chose to ignore

After I made my second mis-cross, this time on the back of the sock, and decided to fix it, I eventually regretted that decision. Of course, it was (to me) a much more noticeable mistake which is why I decided to fix it.

It took three tries to get it fixed. And then? When I had all the stitches in the right place?

Ugh. I have huge gaping holes on the left side of the cable. I know there are multiple Hurricanes who have fixed a cable, so I’m hoping one of them will have a brilliant idea for how to fix this. I’m 99% sure it’s just a matter of moving yarn along the round so that it’s more evened out.

[I know, I know. I should have just sucked it up and ripped back, but I was trying to knit at softball and didn't want to cast on a new plain sock like I should have, so this is what happened. I also realize that I should have evened out the stitches as I re-looped them, but it's too late for that now, isn't it? Live and learn, I guess!]

If you live in the Greater Pittsburgh Area and feel like witnessing this transformation, please feel free to drop by. We’ll be at the Waterworks Barnes & Noble from 7-close on Wednesday night. Adios!


turtlegirl76 said...

I still say rip it back and just redo that cable. I'm not sure you can finesse the yarn quite enough to make it pretty.

SJ said...

I have all my tools at the ready for tonight!

Jenn said...

When I fixed a cable a couple of years ago, I had the same problem and I had to very carefully go through and even out the tension. So depending on your level of patience, you might want to rip it out and redo it, or you can go through and even out the tension. At the time, I read that it might even out some when it's washed and blocked, but I think that's a lot to ask of blocking. At any rate, mine was a lot easier to fix because the yarn was dark brown and bulky, so the gaps weren't as noticeable. Here's the my documentation if you want to relive my trauma: http://unfinishedobject.blogspot.com/2006/09/re-cabling.html

MollyBeees said...

Haven't done enough cableing to help so I'll just pitch in with the heavy moral support! GORGEOUS color and pattern!