Dear Subway Knitter,

Do you really know how to knit, or is this just one big knit-blogging scam you have going here?

Sincerely,

Everyone

Dear Everyone,

I know! This is getting ridiculous. But I'll have you know I'm about a half row ahead of where I was yesterday at this time. A HALF ROW! It's not much progress, but these days, I'll take it.

Here's what happened. As I was knitting yesterday morning (beginning the decreases for about the third or fourth time) I noticed that one of my cable sections had only three stitches. That's odd, I thought. Looking on the wrong side of the piece I saw the dropped stitch.

Here's where things when miserably wrong. Remember yesterday's post, when I wrote about tinking back four rows to fix a miscrossed cable? Well, after writing that I started to feel a little cocky. Why couldn't I unravel down, pick up the dropped stitch, work it into my cable and keep going?

Why indeed? Um, perhaps because I was on the SUBWAY?! Note to self: do not attempt major, intricate knit fixes while you're on the Orange Line (or Red, or Green, or whichever). This probably could have been accomplished easily if I had been ensconced chez Subway Knitter, but even then it's hard to fix something if you don't quite know what went wrong in the first place.

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After about three minutes I had loops and stitches everywhere, and I began to do what I should have done all along: tink. After all that unknitting are reknitting I'm finally beyond the point where I stopped on Sunday evening. Three days for a half row. See, I can knit.

Sincerely,

Subway Knitter

 

It's not the number of stitches, but their quality.

Add to that list of what not to knit....lace. Lace kntting on the rush-hour train home can be a very tricky thing. Not only do your neighbors get tired of hearing you huff and puff.....but once you drop your yarn ball on the floor, thats it. lol....

Add to that list of what not to knit....lace. Lace kntting on the rush-hour train home can be a very tricky thing. Not only do your neighbors get tired of hearing you huff and puff.....but once you drop your yarn ball on the floor, thats it. lol....

Oh, I feel your pain.

It's a lovely half row, though!

*ducks*

Hee hee! At least you can write a funy post about your misadventures!

I feel your pain, really I do.

I'm not brave enough to try turning the heel on a sock on the T!

Do not knit Gansey patterns either. Miscount one stitch and the whole row may be off, and then if you miss it, you are ripping, and cussing! Looks good! I always figure if I get back to where I was it was a good day.
Can hardly wait to see the sweater finished. LOVE the color! L

This is exactly why I only make things that no one will really see in public. "Oops, a dropped stitch, oh well" or "how did that hole get there? as long as its not getting bigger, move along"

Yeah, not the best approach at getting better :)

This is very funny. I tried to "tink" the other day to fix something that looked funny. I can't even remember where I was, but I was NOT at home and it worked out very poorly. I wound of having to knit back. Little progress was made, but at least I learned how to correct a mistake. It is frustrating though.

That sleeve just does not want to be knit. Well, on the subway, at least.

Just think of it this way: when you're done, you'll know the garment will be done right!

Keep your head up, kiddo.

Hey, thanks for being honest - too many times you read about the Super-women(mostly) of knitting that can knit no wrong, and do it standing on their heads too! But you'll have the satisfaction of knowing it was done right (in the end!). BTW is this type of yarn always wound around an insert or is that your doing?

Tinking in the presence of non-knitters is just as frustrating. Nobody understands what you're doing and they all want it explained.

Even if the updates don't look like much, I always appreciate your posts! Good luck with that dang sleeve, I hope for your sake that it gets a little easier!

Hell, even the YarnHarlot has to tink occasionally ... or so I'd like to believe.
The fact that you're still going shows you have character, right? I'm sure frogging is supposed to be good for the soul or something :]

Hell, even the YarnHarlot has to tink occasionally ... or so I'd like to believe.
The fact that you're still going shows you have character, right? I'm sure frogging is supposed to be good for the soul or something :]

Hell, even the YarnHarlot has to tink occasionally ... or so I'd like to believe.
The fact that you're still going shows you have character, right? I'm sure frogging is supposed to be good for the soul or something :]

 

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