Wednesday, May 5, 2010

As I Said

No problem.

Piece of cake.

Never a doubt in my mind.

Well, except for a terrifying 45 minutes on Sunday afternoon.

I was shifting around on the couch, and the shawl got wedged under my knee. Somehow I managed to pull the whole thing off of the needles. Don't ask me how I got it all back on, the whole incident is a bit of a blur. Let's hear it for 2.0 mm needles and crochet hooks. And for the large Scotch I calmed my nerves with when it was all back in place.

Tragedy averted, Wisteria Garden is done in plenty of time, with a week to spare before the press arrives!

After lunch on Tuesday:

WG-11

After dinner on Tuesday:

WG-12

Needs blocking, no?

WG-13

13 comments:

m1k1 said...

i gasped at the point in the story when the knee and knitting intersected, and am glad it worked out ok in the end. and with so much time to spare. i am impressed.

(completely off topic: horace may be just the name i'm looking for - thanks for the suggestion)

Mereknits said...

I have so been there, at the brink of knitting tragedy. So glad your story turned out good, beautiful shawl.
have a great day,
Meredith

bellsknits.com said...

Good save! I am forever sitting on my knitting and regretting it. You sounded like you were brave in the face of true horror. And you're finished!

Nothing like a media deadline (like I'd know!)

drkknits said...

oh god, the horror of that moment...well recovered. looks amazing!

knitseashore said...

Whew!!! That was a close one!! Congratulations on meeting your deadline too. Now it's time for a nice, stress-less project.

Rose Red said...

Oh my goodness. I think I would've just about died had that happened to me with a piece of lace!

So glad it worked out!!

Donna Lee said...

Yay for being able to save the knitting. And double yay for being able to show it off when the media circus begins.

Gidgetknits said...

Fantastic save - can't wait to see it blocked.

Karen said...

Oh, I have been there, my friend! Good for you for not panicking, and for acting quickly to get it back on track.

Also, have you ever noticed that completed-but-not-blocked shawls bear a strange resemblance to skates? (the kind in the ocean, not on your feet)

janel said...

ooh, I can't wait to see it blocked! I love that color. What a little scare! I get a little sweaty when it's just a sock that's come off the needles... and somehow I always manage to pull a needle out at least once per project.

AlisonH said...

Oh goodness. Phew!

Chandler said...

Please tell me you had a life line strung in there. Oh, the humanity! I died a little death just reading that.

essjay said...

Yay for making the deadline! I've had stitches pulled off the needles before (Skeeter is particularly good at jumping on my knitting just right). I'm glad you were able to recover!