Tuesday, March 22, 2016

I FInally Did it


I forgot to tell you my big knit news.
 I finally was able to pick up dropped stitches in garter on the shawl from the weekend!

I have been unsuccessful for years. 
I found if I kept turning the work around from front to back I was able to do it.

So, some things take me years to learn. 

Back to socks today.
Look at my daffodils, coming up.
Spring?  
are you fooling us?

18 comments:

Kim in Oregon said...

I can do much better at picking up knit stitches than purl stitches, so am often turning work around when I drop stitches. Good job!

Dee said...

Yay! That will make things go much better now. No more frogging back! :-)

Tired Teacher said...

Persistence pays off! I sometimes have to turn my work too when fixing garter stitch.

The Well Fed Wheel said...

Dropped stitches are a total pain especially if they go unoticed for several rounds. Now that you've figured out how to pick them up you should be good to go. Good for you!!! They're still a pain though.....even if you know how to pick em up! LOL!

Betsy said...

Yay! Great job! It's always wonderful to know we have mastered a new skill. I turn my work too, when picking up garter stitches. Happy spring! It's snowing here this morning.
Blessings,
Betsy

Judy S. said...

Nice work! I agree garter is harder to fix than stockinette. Yay for daffodils!

Araignee said...

Congrats! I have yet to figure that one out. It makes my head hurt.

Katherine said...

Love those daffydils! Congratulations! I'm glad you have discovered an easier way to fix a knitting mistake. I always opt for the easiest way to do anything in knitting, so I also turn the work around and pick up from the back. I know people who can pick up garter stitches from the front (they are surely more knitting advanced and sophisticated than I), but I choose the easy-peasy way every time.

Vera said...

Yay for you...not so much for me. No can do.....

Caffeine Girl said...

Duh! Why didn't I figure that out.
You are SO smart.

Delighted Hands said...

Daffodils are the scouts of Spring! My mom taught me tricks like that-I'm glad you figured it out for yourself now, it sure makes it easier for fixing mistakes!!!

Teresa Kasner said...

I have used a small crochet hook to pick up a dropped knit stitch before.. but those dropped stitches are awful to deal with. I think you Spring is there!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons said...

*claps* You can always use a small crochet hook to help out. Don't you feel like such a veteran knitter? ^__^

karen said...

congrats!!! I love when I can fix my mistakes in knitting without ripping out :) lovely spring photo!!

Amy at love made my home said...

Yay!! How great is that. xx

Fashions said...

This was a really great read, appreciation for taking the time to put it together! Touched on some very good...

Mereknits said...

Hooray for you! I try that but still get plenty mixed up. Hugs,
Meredith

elns said...

Excellent work Kathy! It feels so good when you can fix a dropped stitch and get it to lay right. I'm so happy for you!

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