I Need To Use a Lifeline
Posted by Andi on February 15, 2014
My travel knitting project is the Grand Army Plaza Shawl. It’s the perfect travel project because the lace weight yarn cakes up so small that it’s really portable – even more portable than socks!
Well, until this happens.
I dropped a stitch somewhere, and didn’t notice it for several rows. Because I’ve only been working on this while traveling I don’t have any lifelines in it. I can’t bring the items I need to make a lifeline on the plane. Of course, it didn’t occur to me to put the lifelines in once I got home.
The other problem I’m having with this project is the needles – they aren’t sharp enough. I use wood needles when I travel, and the tips are pretty blunt. That make p3tog difficult, and that’s probably what led to the dropped stitch.
So I’m debating this. I will be traveling this week. I need to start this project over. Do I have the motivation to go to the LYS and see if I can get a sharper needle, or do I soldier on with the blunt needle and try to be more careful? Am I annoyed enough to put this project in time out and start something else? The pattern for this project is in a book and I have a lot to pack – do I start a project with a more portable pattern?
I don’t know. But I do know I have to frog this now.